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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur’s Bill Providing Flood Insurance to Ocean County Residents and Millions of Americans Passes Senate

July 31, 2018
Press Release

Toms River, New Jersey—Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement after the Senate passed his bill, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extension Act of 2018. Ocean and Burlington County residents and 140 million Americans living in coastal counties will now have flood insurance coverage through the end of hurricane season:

“Allowing the National Flood Insurance Program to lapse because of Washington dysfunction is something I would not allow to happen. Despite opposition from leaders in my own party, I did what is right for my constituents and fought for a NFIP reauthorization. I am thankful that the Senate finally acted to pass this bill and protect millions of Americans, including many in New Jersey, this hurricane season. I am hopeful that the President will follow Congress’ lead and sign this into law today,” said Congressman MacArthur. “This reauthorization addresses the immediate issue at hand, but Congress’ work is not done. Both chambers and members of both parties must come together to craft a long-term reauthorization that provides stability, holds FEMA accountable, invests in mitigation, and offers affordable coverage. I will continue fighting for my constituents who depend on this program.”