Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen issued the following statement after the Senate voted to temporarily extend the National Flood Insurance Program:
"I applaud the Senate for its decision to temporarily extend the National Flood Insurance Program. The coverage provided under this program is vital, as the threat of flood damage resulting from a hurricane or tropical storm still remains.
While a temporary extension of this measure is important, much work still needs to be done in order to ensure that Keys residents have access to insurance coverage at reasonable costs. That is why I will continue to advocate for the inclusion of wind coverage under this critical program."