Second in a Series of Two Hearings to Discuss the Response to Hurricane Katrina, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, November 2, 2005   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of Chairman James M. Inhofe: "There is no doubt that we face many challenges when responding to disasters--in the days leading up to the disaster, the days following the long-term recovery. What happened with Katrina was unprecedented for this country. It is vital that we properly assess the role of the Federal Government to find out what has worked and what has not worked. While we can look back on the initial responses to make judgments, there is still much work to be done. For example, the EDA has not played a major role to date. They may quickly become a major player in both the rebuilding of the Gulf States as well as a possible partner in addressing the lack of refining capacity that was exploited as a result of recent hurricanes."

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S. Hrg. 109-1000: Senate Hearing 109-1000
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