Rep. Babin Votes to Extend Flood Insurance Program

Published 9:26 am Thursday, July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement after the House passed the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2018 (S.1182), legislation that will keep the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) authorized through the upcoming hurricane season.

“I represent working coastal communities that were hit very hard by Hurricane Harvey – communities that are vital to our nation’s energy security. Coastal energy and petrochemical refining facilities like those I represent in TX-36 cannot function without a steady and reliable workforce, and that workforce cannot exist without a stable housing market. I am grateful that my House colleagues saw the need to reauthorize this vital program, and I look forward to continuing our effort to reform the NFIP before it expires toward the end of the year.”

Babin spoke on the House floor in support of this legislation on Wednesday. Watch the full speech here.