Sens. Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (Ark.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDems mull big changes after Brazile bombshell After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Bipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program MORE (Ill.) voiced concerns that the final version of the bill reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (S.1940) might require Americans who live in a "residual risk area" — behind or near flood levees — to buy flood insurance.

Pryor and Durbin say people who already pay taxes to maintain the levees should not also be required to buy flood insurance.

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"We now hear they're trying to include the flood insurance bill with those. I think that's a tragic mistake. And I think that endangers the very high chances of those two bills passing the Senate," Pryor said.

Pryor wants to add an amendment to the flood insurance bill that would remove the insurance purchasing requirement.

Legislators are said to be considering wrapping the flood insurance bill, including the levee provision, either into a combined bill extending student loan interest rates or a massive highway bill. All three bills could be combined into one package as well.

Pryor said combining the bills would endanger passage in the Senate.

"Like I said before, it also endangers the passage of the surface transportation and also the student loan provision that are very popular with people," Pryor said. "I think you have plenty of votes to pass both … but if the trade-off of that means that we're going to be charging people for flood insurance they don't need … I don't think that's a trade-off that we should make."

Republican Sens. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenSenate tax plan may delay corporate rate cut by one year: report Pence to visit ICBM base The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal MORE (N.D.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) also joined Pryor and Durbin in opposition of the provision. Hoeven is a co-sponsor of Pryor's amendment.