Department of Homeland Security Preparedness Grants: Risk Based or Guess Work? Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, June 21, 2006 [open pdf - 562KB]
From the opening statement of Peter King. "The committee is meeting today to hear testimony on the reduction of terrorism preparedness grants and its potential effects on New York City, the National Capital Region, and our Nation. I will make a brief opening statement then I will ask the Ranking Member, Mr. Thompson, to make a statement and then we will proceed immediately to our witnesses on the first panel. I think this morning's hearing is as important as any hearing this committee is going to have, because to me it goes right to the heart of what the purpose of the Department of Homeland Security is and whether or not the Department of Homeland Security is equipped to meet the threats which face our Nation today. I happen to be from New York, and I actually have a very personal interest in what happens to the city of New York, but this goes far beyond New York City, it goes far beyond Washington, D.C., which is obviously where I also spend a good deal of time, and where I am also a very close neighbor of Mayor Williams." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter T. King, Bennie G. Thompson, Charlie Dent, Normal D. Dicks, Vito Fossella, Jim Gibbons, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Nita M. Lowey, Daniel E. Lungren, Michael T. McCaul, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bill Pascrell, Dave G. Reichert, Christopher Shays, Rob Simmons, Michael Bloomberg, Raymond W. Kelly, Anthony Williams, Ed Reiskin, Charles Ramsey, Mike Smith, and George Foresman.
Serial No. 109-86
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