Cassidy Secures Extension of Flood Insurance Before Expiration Deadline

Baton Rouge—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), helped secure the inclusion of a one-year extension to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to the continuing resolution passed by Congress today. The program, which is vital to thousands of Louisiana families living in flood-prone areas, was scheduled to expire at midnight on September 30th.
 “In the middle of hurricane season, Cassidy’s extension of the NFIP was vital to ensure Louisiana families are protected,” said Cassidy Spokesman Ty Bofferding. “Even with Washington, D.C. consumed by election politics, Dr. Cassidy is still working and solving real issues facing Louisiana families.” 
Cassidy helped write and is leading the effort in Congress to not only ensure the continued reauthorization of the NFIP, but also to reform the program to ensure it is accountable, sustainable and affordable for Louisiana families in the future.