Serial No. 109-153: Progress Since September 11th: Protecting Public Health and Safety Against Terrorist Attacks, Hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, February 28, 2006 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Chris Shays, "On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center site became the epicenter of seismic events still generating aftershocks across our entire Nation. We convene in remembrance of those lost and on behalf of those still suffering and dying as a result of the toxic terrors unleashed that day. The unfinished work of protecting public health in this dangerous era came into painful focus again last year when Hurricane Katrina washed away complacent assumptions about national readiness to deal with large-scale disasters. So we also come together to commemorate our fellow citizens who died in the storm and to ask, what more must be done to care for those who live and work in the past of cataclysmic devastation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cynthia A. Bascetta, Micki Siegal de Hernandez, John Howard, Kerry J. Kelly, Stephen M. Levin, Carolyn B. Maloney, Christopher Shays, and Ronaldo Vega.
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