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Hyde-Smith Seeks One Year Extension of National Flood Insurance Program

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire September 30th, but Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is vowing to push for passage of legislation to extend it through next year.  More than 5-million families and businesses across the country depend on the program, including more than 60-thousand Mississippians.

Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the NFIP Extension Act of 2021 (S.2724), which would extend the program through Sept. 30, 2022.  Text of the NFIP Extension Act of 2021 is available here.

“Without a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program in place, it is critical that we extend this program for people in Mississippi and around the country who rely on this coverage to protect their homes and businesses,” Hyde-Smith said.  “In the midst of an active hurricane season, it would be irresponsible for Congress to let this program lapse.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency administers the program.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the measure, which Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also cosponsored.  It has been referred to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

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