WASHINGTON—The House during a pro-forma session has passed a two-week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program.
The program was set to expire May 31; lawmakers now have until June 14 to reach a deal on a longer-term extension.
Previously, the Senate passed the standalone short-term extension as well as a disaster aid package that included an extension of the NFIP through Sept. 30. However, the House had already left for Memorial Day recess, requiring the chamber to attempt unanimous consent votes during pro-forma sessions to prevent the program from lapsing, NAFCU explained.
The House previously passed NFIP extensions via its own disaster aid package and a standalone bill – both of which would have extended the program through Sept. 30 but were not taken up by the Senate.
NAFCU has urged lawmakers not to let the program lapse as it would put millions of Americans at risk.