As you are likely aware, the NFIP is set to expire this Friday, December 8. A reauthorization is included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) legislation that will keep the government open, which will be considered this week. However, it is expected to be a close vote. Further, the reauthorization, both for the NFIP and government funding as a whole, will only extend until December 22.

Today we are asking you to do two things in order to keep the NFIP running.  If it is allowed to lapse it could delay the processing of claims, which would be devastating to those already suffering from damages due to Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  If the NFIP lapses it could also delay the closing of real estate transactions.

  • Please reach out to Congressman Curbelo and urge him to vote YES on the continuing resolution in order to keep the flood insurance program authorized.
  • Please reach out to Senators Nelson and Rubio to urge their support of the Continuing Resolution AND to complete a speedy, multi-year reauthorization of the NFIP that preserves affordability, increases opportunities for community and individual mitigation, improves the mapping process, and increases program participation.

Remember that Congressman Curbelo is a co-sponsor of the SAFE-NFIP Act and opposed the 21st Century Flood Reform Act that passed in the House three weeks ago.  Senators Nelson and Rubio are co-sponsors on the Senate companion bill of the SAFE-NFIP Act.  We want to thank them for supporting an NFIP reauthorization that focuses on affordability and mitigation and strengthens the integrity of the program.

Dear Representative Curbelo

I am reaching out to you today to urge your support of the proposed Continuing Resolution in the House this week, which includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program through December 22. If this legislation does not pass, the NFIP will expire, which will stall home closings and delay the processing of claims. A lapse is unacceptable and avoidable. Please support the CR and ensure the NFIP is reauthorized without a lapse.

Dear Senator Nelson/Rubio

I am reaching out to you today to urge your support of the proposed Continuing Resolution in the Senate this week, which includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program through December 22. If this legislation does not pass, the NFIP will expire, which will stall home closings and delay the processing of claims. A lapse is unacceptable and avoidable. 

Further, we thank you for co-sponsoring the SAFE-NFIP Act and urge you to continue to work with the Senate Banking Committee to complete a multi-year reauthorization of the NFIP that preserves affordability, increases opportunities for community and individual mitigation, improves the mapping process, and increases program participation before the expected December 22 expiration.  

Again, please work to ensure that the NFIP remains available and affordable through a short-term reauthorization this week via the CR, and through the passage of a multi-year reauthorization before December 22.

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