Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground Act (STRONG Act) December 19 to strengthen the country’s infrastructure to better respond to extreme weather events. The legislation, which would coordinate federal extreme weather resilience and adaptation efforts and place a greater focus on pre-disaster efforts, does not have a strong chance of passing Congress in the near future.