“According to a National Institute of Building Sciences study – for every $1 spent to make buildings stronger, the American taxpayer saves $4 in federal disaster assistance. This legislation safeguards people, property, the environment, and ultimately the economy by reducing the need for post-disaster rebuilding as more homes and buildings are likely to withstand higher impacts.” – Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY)

 

“Strong building codes are critical to protecting the safety and vitality of our communities in the event of a natural disaster.  I am proud to sponsor this important bill to encourage states to adopt model building codes that will save lives, reduce property loss, and better construct our homes and buildings for natural catastrophes.” – Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ)


“In the past few weeks and months multiple cities around the country have been victims of natural disasters destroying numerous homes, lives, and businesses. While these events have been devastating, they confirm the importance of investing in strong homes and buildings. My goal is to keep our families and communities safe while saving taxpayers money, which is precisely what this legislation focuses on.” – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

 

“With weather experts predicting more disturbing climate patters in the months and years ahead, we cannot afford to repeat our past mistakes. We need a national strategy, one that is rooted in strong building codes that can help mitigate the impact of major storms.” – Joseph Myers, two-time president of the National Emergency Managers Association

 

“Everyone – homeowners, commercial property owners, taxpayers across the nation, state and federal public policymakers, insurance companies, and the broader economic and business community – benefits from the establishment and enforcement of stricter building codes.” – Julie Rochman, President and CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety