Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Extension of the National Flood Insurance Program
“For the past several months, I’ve been in direct negotiations with my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee to extend and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. My top priority has and will continue to be the hardworking, taxpaying Staten Island and Brooklyn homeowners who made the biggest investment of their lives based on a certain set of flood insurance rules. Congress cannot pull the rug out from under them with massive increases that make their homes unaffordable.
“As Hurricane Harvey and now Irma spur flood insurance claims from tens of thousands of homeowners, now is clearly not the time to make changes. I voted to pass a 3-month extension to the National Flood Insurance Program so hurricane victims have certainty when filing their claims. In the meantime, I’ll continue negotiating for the best interests of the people I represent.”
-- Congressman Dan Donovan serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.