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Miami, FL – Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement applauding the decision by the administration to reverse new guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that prevents the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from writing or renewing National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies during the current government shutdown. Yesterday, Rubio urged the Office of Budget Management (OMB) to reverse this decision.
 
“I am glad to see commonsense prevail in Washington. When Congress passed legislation last week to keep the NFIP operating until June 2019, our intent was clear. I thank the administration for reversing DHS actions and ensuring Floridians can continue to obtain and maintain flood insurance. I look forward to working with my colleagues to secure a long-term reauthorization of the program and much-needed reforms.”
 
Timeline of Rubio’s Efforts on the National Flood Insurance Program
  • December 27, 2018 – Rubio Urges OMB To Reverse DHS Guidance On The NFIP During Government Shutdown
  • December 21, 2018 – Rubio Welcomes Passage of Bill To Extend National Flood Insurance Program
  • November 28, 2018 –Rubio Comments on NFIP Reauthorization
  • November 15, 2018 – Rubio Introduces Bill to Reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program for Six Months
  • July 31, 2018 – Rubio Comments on Senate Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program
  • July 25, 2018 – Rubio on National Flood Insurance Program: We Should Not Hold Floridians Hostage 
  • July 18, 2018 – Rubio Video Statement: We need to extend NFIP now or it will be a disaster for Florida
  • July 18, 2018 – Rubio in Tampa Bay Times: Congress Needs Long-Term Solution for Flood Insurance Program
  • June 21, 2018 – Rubio Secures Funding for FEMA Pre-disaster Mitigation and Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Programs in Appropriations Bill
  • June 13, 2017 – Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Bill
  • June 13, 2017 –  Rubio in Wall Street Journal: A bipartisan plan for Flood Insurance
  • February 28, 2017 – Rubio Meets with Florida Legislative Leaders to Discuss Federal-State Issues, Including The National Flood Insurance Program