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Palazzo Votes to Reauthorize Flood Insurance Program

Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) through Nov. 30.

"With the deadline to reauthorize the NFIP being less than one week away, it was crucial to pass this bill that avoids a lapse in the program. A major disruption to the NFIP, in the middle of the Hurricane season, will be detrimental to homeowners in every corner of the United States. I was glad to see this bill pass and I will continue working to ensure that flood insurance remains affordable and available for my constituents in south Mississippi."

The bill that was passed in the House reauthorizes the NFIP for four months. It passed on a vote of 366-52 and awaits passage in the Senate. Congressman Palazzo delivered remarks in support of the legislation, urging his colleagues to avoid a lapse in the program, and joined nine other members of Congress in sending a letter of support for the legislation to all members of the House. There are over 65 thousand NFIP policies in Mississippi.