👍🏻FLOOD INSURANCE EXTENSION 👍🏻
I support the passage of legislation that has been amended from its original form to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is currently set to expire on July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. It wouldn’t reform the program — it's only a short-term extension. The November 30 extension is shorter than the extension through January 2019 that the Senate approved on June 28, 2018 in its version of the Farm Bill. By offering a shorter extension period for the NFIP, this amendment gives the current Congress time to enact changes to the NFIP to make it more efficient. If the NFIP were to be extended through January 2019 as the Senate has approved, the NFIP’s long-term fate would be left to the 116th Congress.
There is broad consensus that the NFIP is poorly run, and Congress’s constant short-term reauthorizations of the program without addressing its managerial woes is unsustainable. This amendment puts pressure on the current Congress to address the NFIP’s issues this year.