WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s passage of legislation he co-authored with Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through November 30, the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

“I applaud the Senate’s quick action to pass the NFIP extension bill that the House passed last week, and appreciate the strong efforts by Senators Cassidy and Kennedy to expedite passage of this bill that will prevent a lapse in the flood insurance program and extend NFIP through the remainder of hurricane season.

“Millions of families and small businesses across the country rely on the flood insurance program. While this extension is necessary to prevent a lapse in the program, I will continue to fight for a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP that includes much-needed reforms to the program. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in both the House and Senate to come to an agreement that provides long-term certainty to policyholders and taxpayers.”