September 13, 2021

Cassidy, Kennedy Introduces Bill Extending National Flood Insurance Program for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extension Act of 2021 to extend the program for one year, to Sept. 30, 2022. Without that extension, the NFIP will expire at the end of this month.

“We cannot let flood insurance expire as Louisianans are dealing with flooding from Hurricane Ida,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This extension ensures those who flood will have support to recover as we continue working to make NFIP more affordable and accessible.”

More than 5 million families and businesses depend on the NFIP, including roughly 500,000 in Louisiana.