Monday: Delaying flood insurance reforms in the Senate

The Senate on Monday hopes to advance a bill that would delay some of the key reforms made in 2012 to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Senators meet at 2 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m. they will vote to end debate on a motion to proceed to S. 1926, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. A successful vote will mean more work on the bill throughout the week.

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The legislation delays a required increase in flood insurance premiums for some homes, and would allow homes to maintain existing flood insurance subsidies even after they are sold. Supporters of the bill say these changes are needed while the government studies whether homeowners can afford these higher costs.

The House starts at noon, and in the afternoon it will consider up to three suspension bills:

— H.R. 2166, Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act, which would speed up the process of getting the government's approval to conduct search and recovery operations on federal land,

— H.R. 1684, Ranch A Consolidation Management Improvement Act, conveying land to consolidate the historic "Ranch A" in Wyoming, and

— H.R. 3008, conveying five acres of land from the National Forest System land in California to a foundation.

Any needed rollcall votes will happen at 6:30 p.m.

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