Recurrent flooding is a growing problem for our community. Chris has led the way in the General Assembly by proposing bipartisan, common-sense legislation to adapt our communities to the risk of flooding. Chris carried legislation to create a cabinet position dedicated to Coastal Flooding (HB 345, 2018) and the legislation that created the Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding (HJ 16, 2014), which he was then selected to lead. He also carried the legislation that created the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency (HB 903, 2016) and has worked with local, state, and federal authorities to secure funds for studies and projects to mitigate the effects of Coastal Flooding. Chris secured $10 million in state funding for the City of Virginia Beach to purchase and protect Pleasure House Point. He is a member of the American Flood Coalition and was awarded the Sierra Club Leadership Award for his work to address climate change and sea level rise.