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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the 21st Century Flood Reform Act:

“I am proud to join my colleagues in the House to pass common-sense legislation to reauthorize and reform our National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP),” said Emmer. “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act, extends the program's authorization for another five years while incorporating reforms which lay the groundwork for a private flood insurance marketplace to take hold. While there is more to be done to bring the NFIP out of debt and improve the way it operates, the reforms included in this legislation take important steps to better prepare policyholders for future disasters. I am glad we are looking to the future to prevent Congress from being forced to continue governing from crisis to crisis.”

Emmer spoke in support of the bill on the House Floor during debate of the 21st Century Flood Reform Act.

Emmer serves on the House Financial Services Committee that passed NFIP reforms in June of this year.