US House passes 6-year extension of terrorism insurance programme

US House passes 6-year extension of terrorism insurance programme

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to extend for six years a federal terrorism insurance programme that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

The bill still needs a vote in the US Senate, which previously approved a different version. Senate Democrats oppose some provisions in the House bill. The insurance programme is set to expire at the end of the year unless it is renewed.

 

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