WASHINGTON — Congress passed a one-week extension to the National Flood Insurance Program Thursday night to avoid a lapse in coverage, just a day before the program is set to expire.
Lawmakers have had to extend the program eight times since October 2017, as Congress has been unable to pass broader legislation to reform the program and extend it further.
The extension will keep the program in place until Dec. 7, at which point Congress must pass a resolution to continue funding the government or risk a shutdown. A longer extension could be incorporated in that resolution next week.
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