S. Hrg. 107-255: Emergency Operations Planning and Response in the Metropolitan Washington Area: Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress First Session, Special Hearing November 14, 2001   [open pdf - 318KB]

On November 14, 2001, the Senate Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations convenes to discuss and hear testimony regarding Emergency Operations Planning and Response in the Metropolitan Washington Area. Testifying are Mayor Anthony Williams, Margret Medelkoff Kellems, Peter LaPorte, Richard White, Michael Rogers, Ronnie Few, Charles Ramsey, and Dr. Ivan Walks of the District of Coumbia; Richard White, and Linda Crop. Chairwoman Mary Landrieu explains that "Given its importance as a national symbol, and as the anthrax attacks of recent weeks have shown, Washington, D.C. remains a target for terrorism" and that "that the District does have hazmat equipment to handle isolated chemical spills or accidents, but it is not equipped for large-scale chemical or biological attacks or the destruction of the scale of which we saw in New York City." Ranking minority member Mike Dewine states that "In the next few weeks, we will be considering an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that will provide additional funds so that we may continue to recover, rebuild, and reassess our Nation's ability to respond to future terrorist attacks."

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