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Review of the General Accounting Office Report on FEMA's Activities After the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety and the Committee of Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, September 24, 2003   [open pdf - 11MB]

Form the opening statement of George V. Voinovich, Chairman, Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, Before the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety and the Committee of Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, from the hearing entitled "Review of the General Accounting Office Report on FEMA's Activities After the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001" held on September 24, 2003: "Today's hearing is also the first FEMA oversight hearing we have held since the Agency was transferred into the Department of Homeland Security. The attacks of September 11 were unprecedented in scope and have served as a catalyst for major reform within the Federal Government in its ability to prevent and respond to such events in the future. Also unprecedented was our Nation's response to the attacks. Thousands of workers and volunteers from around the country responded to those in need at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including 74 Ohioans who arrived in New York City within 24 hours of the attacks as part of Ohio Task Force One, one of FEMA's urban search and rescue teams. The attacks of September 11 were the most costly disaster in U.S. history. President Bush pledged $20 billion in aid, and approximately $7.4 billion of it is being distributed through FEMA's Public Assistance Program. The Public Assistance Program is used throughout the country to provide grants to State and local governments to respond and to recover from disasters." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael D. Brown, JayEtta Hecker, Bud Larson, Dale Shipley and Rick Skinner.

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S. Hrg. 108-364; Senate Hearing 108-364
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2003-09-24
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