Neugebauer Statement on Subcommittee Passage of National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement after the Science Subcommittee on Research and Technology approved H.R. 1786 by voice vote today. Neugebauer introduced H.R. 1786, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, to reduce damage and lives lost from windstorms and to ensure smart and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
“I’m really pleased that the Subcommittee on Research and Technology passed my bill to help reduce windstorm damage. The National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) promotes research that can save lives, reduce injuries, and lessen damage from windstorms. This legislation is first and foremost an effort to ensure smart and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. It clarifies research priorities and enhances coordination between agencies. It provides greater transparency to taxpayers, and it helps us reduce costly recovery efforts. I’m grateful to Chairman Larry Bucshon for his leadership on this vote.”