Members of Congress: Vote “Yes” on Continuing Resolution

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....

Please Stop Mischaracterizing the NFIP and Remember Its Mission

By Lisa Tennyson, Monroe County Director of Legislative Affairs and FIRM Board Member   Congress is currently considering reauthorization and reform of the National Flood Insurance Program. In most discussions, NFIP is represented as a “broke and broken federal...

Comparison of proposed NFIP reform legislation: Premium Increases

As noted in a previous post, on November 14 the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2874, also known as the 21st Century Flood Reform Act.  The legislation is now in the US Senate and has been referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.  FIRM...

House passes 21st Century Flood Reform Act

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 237-189 to pass the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R. 2874) – a package of seven bills that reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until 2022 and introduces various reforms.  The fate of the NFIP now...

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