Embracing the logic that mitigating disaster-related damages begins with promoting more durable dwellings, the U.S. House has approved the Community Building Code Administration Grant Act (H.R. 4461). Introduced by Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS), the bill will create a competitive national program that offers awards to local governments for stellar building code administration and enforcement. It will essentially provide needed funding for local and state authorities to enact and enforce strong building codes. Consequently, the proliferation of structurally sound buildings would lessen the overall impact of storms on insurers and policyholders.

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