WASHINGTON, D.C. – The BuildStrong Coalition applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management for holding a hearing today promoting resilience and mitigation in the face of mounting disasters. BuildStrong’s historic leadership on this issue was acknowledged by Chair Dina Titus (D-NV), and the Coalition supports the committee’s bipartisan approach to investing in a stronger America.
The hearing, titled “Building Smarter: The Benefits of Investing in Resilience and Mitigation,” featured testimony from numerous Coalition members and partners, including the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, the National Emergency Management Association, and the The Pew Charitable Trusts, among others. BuildStrong’s submitted statement for the record echoes the Coalition’s support for the committee’s stated resilience and mitigation goals for the new congress.
“We’re proud to be recognized by leaders in congress for our ongoing guidance in building a stronger and safer America, and believe today’s hearing marks a major step in the right direction for pursuing that goal,” said BuildStrong Executive Director Pamela Williams. “This is a bipartisan issue, and we look forward to continuing to work with committee leadership, our partners in congress, and our members to ensure the necessary investments are made in resilience and mitigation.”