H. Rept. 113-732, Part I: FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2013, Report to Accompany H.R. 3300, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, January 2, 2015 [open pdf - 333KB]
"Federal Emergency FEMA was established in 1979 by Executive Order by President Carter following a number of massive disasters in the 1960's and 1970's which resulted in proposals by the National Governors Association and others to streamline and cut the number of agencies states were required to work with following a disaster. Prior to the creation of FEMA, the federal government's emergency response mechanisms were scattered among many agencies throughout government. The creation of FEMA helped to centralize these authorities and the coordination of the federal government's response to a disaster. The Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93--288), which constituted the statutory authority for most federal disaster response activities, especially of FEMA, was later amended by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 100--707) (Stafford Act) in 1988. Following more than two decades as an independent agency, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107--296) (Homeland Security Act), which created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), placed FEMA within DHS, and FEMA's functions were dispersed among various offices and directorates of DHS. […] House Report 3300 would reauthorize the programs and activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)."
|Report Number:||H. Rept. 113-732 Part 1; House Report 113-732 Part 1|
|Publisher:||United States. Government Publishing Office|
|Retrieved From:||Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/|