Rubio Statement on Senate Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program
Boca Raton, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed a four-month reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):
“Today’s reauthorization of the NFIP through the end of hurricane season is a huge relief for millions of Floridians. While this four-month extension was crucial, we cannot keep kicking the can down the road and delaying much needed reforms. I will continue to lead efforts to address the fundamental flaws of the program, which will allow the NFIP to move forward on a path to affordability and sustainability.”
The bill reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at midnight, will now be sent to the President for signature.
Timeline of Rubio’s Efforts on the National Flood Insurance Program
July 25, 2018 – Rubio on National Flood Insurance Program: We Should Not Hold Floridians Hostage
July 18, 2018 – Rubio Video Statement: We need to extend NFIP now or it will be a disaster for Florida
July 18, 2018 – Rubio in Tampa Bay Times: Congress Needs Long-Term Solution for Flood Insurance Program
June 21, 2018 – Rubio Secures Funding for FEMA Pre-disaster Mitigation and Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Programs in Appropriations Bill
June 13, 2017 – Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Bill
June 13, 2017 – Rubio in Wall Street Journal: A bipartisan plan for Flood Insurance
February 28, 2017 – Rubio Meets with Florida Legislative Leaders to Discuss Federal-State Issues, Including The National Flood Insurance Program.