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National Flood Insurance Program extended for four months

Published: Jul. 31, 2018 at 9:35 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 at 12:04 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The United States Senate voted Tuesday to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.

The program was set to expire at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night, which is right in the middle of hurricane season.

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to extend the program.

The program has been extended for four months.

"I thank Republicans and Democrats for voting overwhelmingly to keep the National Flood Insurance Program writing policies," said Dr. Cassidy. "I appreciate Senate leaders listening to my request to move the vote up to today so that no one in Louisiana or the rest of the country is left in the lurch. We now have four months to finalize a long-term plan that reforms the program to make it more affordable, accountable and sustainable," said U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy.

This is the seventh short-term extension in less than a year.

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