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Childers Votes to Extend National Flood Insurance, Help North Mississippi Families

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Travis Childers (MS-01) joined his colleagues today in passing legislation that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30, 2010. Today's bill, the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2010, provides protection to American families against flooding, the most common natural disaster.

"This bill provides critical reauthorization to safeguard our homes, our neighborhoods, and our families," said Congressman Childers. "As a veteran realtor, I understand the devastating effects short term extensions and lapses in NFIP have on the housing economy and homeowners. I look forward to working with my colleagues on a comprehensive long-term reauthorization to stabilize the flood insurance program."

This bill extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30, 2010. The previous extension expired May 31, 2010. The bill is supported by the National Association of Realtors.

A pro-gun, pro-life Mississippian, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) represents the First Congressional District in North Mississippi. He is a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and serves on the House Agriculture and Financial Services Committee. Congressman Childers co-chairs the reestablished bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus and was appointed to the bipartisan Second Amendment Task Force. For more information, visit

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