Examining the Military's Support of Civil Authorities During Disasters, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, April 25, 2007 [open pdf - 206KB]
From the opening statement of Henry Cuellar: "The hearing will be on Examining the Military's Support of Civil Authorities during Disasters. I think we are going to be having Mr. Reichert join us in a few minutes, so I will ask for unanimous consent to allow the gentleman from Washington, Mr. Reichert, when he does come in, to sit here and question the witnesses at today's hearing. Without objection, it is so ordered. Good morning. First of all, on behalf of the members of the subcommittee and our ranking member, Mr. Dent, let me welcome our panel. We are glad that you are here to discuss how the National Guard and other organizations, such as the Civil Air Patrol, can assist and coordinate with State and Federal emergency management officials in the wake of disasters. We are also going to look at the resources that these organizations can provide to aid in response efforts. During Hurricane Katrina, the work done by the National Guard saved countless lives and can be held up as a real success story in the wake of that enormous tragedy that we had." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Henry Cuellar, Charles W. Dent, Bob Etheridge, Glenn Cannon, Timothy J. Lowenberg, Tony Pineda, Terry L. Scherling, and Mike Womack.
Serial No. 110-28
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