Always Ready: The Coast Guard's Response to Hurricane Katrina, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, November 9, 2005 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of committee chairman Susan M. Collins, "Today the Committee continues its investigation into the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina. Our focus this morning, at our sixth hearing, is on the performance of the U.S. Coast Guard before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of this disaster. Amidst a sea of failures across all levels of government, the Coast Guard stands out as a shining example of a mission accomplished through careful planning and outstanding execution. We must learn from the failures that this investigation has revealed, but we must also learn from its successes. The Coast Guard's extraordinary performance provides models for other agencies at all levels of government to emulate." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan M. Collins, Joseph I. Lieberman, Mark Dayton, Thomas R. Carper, Frank Lautenberg, Robert F. Duncan, Frank M. Paskewich and Bruce C. Jones.
S. Hrg. 109-527; Senate Hearing 109-527
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