WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following statement after the House unanimously passed a two-week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

“While we work to reach agreement on a long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the House acted earlier this month to extend NFIP through September, and it’s unfortunate the Senate was not able to take up that House bill. While this two-week extension will ensure no lapse in the program, it is vital that we provide the millions of families and small businesses who rely on NFIP greater certainty in the strength of the program. I will continue working for a five year reauthorization of NFIP that is affordable for ratepayers, protects taxpayers, and offers families more choices when purchasing flood insurance.”