WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Tuesday released the following statement on the Biden administration’s investment of $1 billion for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program, which helps states and local communities develop projects that prepare for and reduce risk from extreme weather events and other disasters:

“This is great news. As climate change worsens, the pace of natural disasters will only increase. As Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee, I’ll be working to ensure the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program works for Connecticut and other states have enough resources to prepare and mitigate risks,” said Murphy.

Earlier this month, Murphy highlighted the importance of investing and incentivizing green infrastructure projects to support resilience at a U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Agencies hearing. Murphy also chaired a subcommittee hearing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s response to COVID-19 and other challenges, including disaster preparedness.