Senate Delays Threaten Federal Insurance Programs

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 1:02 PM EST) -- A U.S. Senate floor standoff over a short-term extender bill has allowed the National Flood Insurance Program, unemployment and health insurance subsidies and other programs to expire, leaving claims in a state of technical limbo as lawmakers wrangle over how to pay for the legislation.

On Tuesday, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., continued his crusade to block consideration of H.R. 4213, the Tax Extenders Act, which would provide temporary, short-term reauthorization to a number of federal programs that expired on Feb. 28, including a 30-day extension to...
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