Washington, DC — The National Wildlife Federation urged lawmakers to use the next four months to deliberate and pass long-overdue reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program after lawmakers today extended the existing program through November. The extension does not include any reforms aimed at discouraging development in ecologically sensitive areas or critical coastal wildlife habitat, or increasing the program’s financial sustainability.
“Flooding is one of the most common and destructive disasters Americans face today. Instead of strengthening and reforming the National Flood Insurance Program, Congress has punted again on improving protections for homeowners, safeguarding ecologically sensitive areas and stewarding taxpayer dollars until late November,” said Laura Daniel Davis, the National Wildlife Federation’s Vice President of Conservation Strategy. “Congress should make the best of this missed opportunity by finding common ground to pass overdue reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program.”
The National Flood Insurance Program must be reauthorized and improved to include the a series of vital reforms:
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