Last week, a bill that funded the federal government through Dec. 11 was signed into law; the bill includes a full-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and surface transportation funding. Under the agreement, NFIP authority is extended through Sept. 30, 2021.
This is the second year in a row we have secured a full fiscal year extension for flood insurance. It is a victory for REALTORS® and something we fought for very hard. While we continue to work toward comprehensive reform and long-term reauthorization, the marketplace needs stability and continuity.
Also included in the continuing resolution is a similar extension of surface transportation funding. Transportation projects take years from concept to completion, and any lapse in funding is especially disruptive. This is a big win, especially for our commercial members who are eagerly looking toward a post-coronavirus market.
With less than 30 days away from Election Day. Whether in-person or by mail, I want to encourage all of our members to make your voices known by voting. To help assist, you’ll find a new bot on voting-related pages on the REALTOR® Party website. REGi, the Voter Registration Assistant, can be found at the bottom right of these pages to help with your voter registration, check on your registration status, find your polling location, and track your mail-in ballot.