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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 5316, Restoring Emergency Services to Protect Our Nation from Disasters Act of 2006   [open pdf - 37KB]

This is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on May 17, 2006. From the Summary: "H.R. 5316 would remove the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and make it a cabinet-level agency reporting directly to the President of the United States. FEMA had a similar status prior to the formation of DHS in 2003. Under the bill, DHS's responsibilities for ensuring the nation is prepared to respond to man-made and natural disasters would be transferred to FEMA. The bill also would authorize FEMA to coordinate an all-hazards emergency management system that includes federal government activities related to preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation for terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergencies. [...] Assuming appropriation of the necessary and specified amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5316 would cost about $1.1 billion over the 2007-2011 period. Enacting this legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues."

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2006-06-02
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