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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement after the Senate called a vote for 12:15 p.m. EST Tuesday on a four-month reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

“For millions of Americans – not to mention thousands of Louisianans ? the National Flood Insurance Program is not a luxury; it’s a necessity,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “We need to reform this program, but we also need to keep it alive through the end of hurricane season.  People have been living near the water since Moby Dick was a minnow.  Few of them are living in luxury beach homes.  A reauthorization gives us time to make meaningful changes without scaring five million Americans half to death.”

To watch the vote live, visit and click on “Floor Webcast.”