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Watch Kennedy’s remarks here.

WASHINGTON – The Senate today blocked Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-La.) legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for three months. This was Kennedy’s third attempt this month to pass a bill to protect the program. 

Protecting 5 million Americans and half-a-million Louisianians from a lapse in their flood insurance is an overwhelmingly bipartisan issue—especially in the midst of hurricane season. It’s reckless to block this simple solution the day before coverage could lapse,” said Kennedy. 

The extension would have ensured the NFIP continues to protect existing and new policy holders until Dec. 31, 2023. 


  • On Sept. 28, 2023 the Senate blocked Kennedy’s bill to protect flood insurance for three months from passing on the Senate floor. The bill would have extended the NFIP through Dec. 31, 2023.
  • On Sept. 13, 2023 the Senate blocked Kennedy’s NFIP Extension Act of 2023 from passing on the Senate floor. The bill would have extended the NFIP through Sept. 30, 2024.
  • In July 2023, Kennedy first introduced the NFIP Extension Act of 2023 to ensure that the program would not lapse on its expiration date.
  • In 2019, Kennedy’s National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019 became law.
  • In 2018, Kennedy’s first National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act became law.  
  • In addition, Kennedy has helped ensure that multiple continuing resolutions to fund the federal government have included an extension of the NFIP.

Watch Kennedy’s full remarks here.

Text of the NFIP Extension through 2023 Act is here.