U.S. Senator John Kennedy is hoping to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to encourage members on Thursday, to take action on a vote for the National Flood Insurance Program amid the swollen Mississippi River breaking flood stage records. Kennedy says that without the action, the program would expire, Friday.
“River levels are breaking records set during the Great Flood of 1927. This is not a time to let the National Flood Insurance Program lapse. Millions of families depend on the NFIP to protect their homes and businesses. We’re under unprecedented threat from flooding, and hurricane season is upon us,” said Sen. Kennedy.
Sen. Kennedy is offering a two-week program extension. The Senate passed both measures, but they are stalled in the House because of a House member’s objection.