WASHINGTON ‒ SmarterSafer.org today released a statement praising the U.S. Senate for agreeing to vote on a long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) after passing a 60-day extension of the NFIP.
“We are pleased that the U.S. Senate has agreed to finally consider long-term reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) after they voted for a 60-day extension of the troubled program. Flood reform not only shares wide bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House, it is the stated policy of the Administration.
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“We are hopeful that this will be the last temporary extension of the NFIP. It is now time for the Senate to take this opportunity and pass a permanent extension that will safeguard our communities, prevent further taxpayer bailouts, protect the environment, and bring certainty to home buyers and home owners.”SmarterSafer.org is a national coalition made up of a diverse set of voices united to support environmentally-responsible, fiscally-sound approaches that promote public safety. The Coalition strongly opposes legislative proposals that encourage people to build homes in hurricane-prone, environmentally-sensitive areas by creating new programs that directly or indirectly subsidize their homeowner’s insurance.