House Passes Extension for National Flood Insurance Program

The bill now heads to the Senate

A United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Houston.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to extend the National Flood Insurance Program through the end of November. The program was set to expire on July 31.

Now, it heads to the Senate, where leadership has reportedly expressed confidence it will be passed, according to The Hill.

The NFIP is in more than $20 billion in debt and faced some opposition as lawmakers seek to reform the program.



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