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House Conservatives Allow Two-Week Flood Insurance Extension

May 30, 2019, 9:16 PM

House conservatives relented May 30 and allowed unanimous clearance of a measure that would avert a lapse of the National Flood Insurance Program.

The bill, S. 1693, cleared the House on an uncontested voice vote. It moves the expiration of the insurance program from May 31 to June 14. It passed the Senate last week and heads to the president’s desk for signature.

With the House gone for its Memorial Day recess, a unanimous consent vote was the only way the measure could pass, because lawmakers weren’t in Washington to cast a recorded roll call vote.

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