Hurricane Katrina: How Is FEMA Performing Its Mission at this Stage of Recovery? Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, October 6, 2005 [open pdf - 5MB]
From the opening statement of committee chairman Susan M. Collins, "This morning the Committee holds its third hearing into the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. Our focus today will be on the recovery efforts being directed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Our purpose is to identify the bureaucratic roadblocks, inflexible policies, outdated laws, and wasteful practices that impede the prompt and compassionate delivery of needed assistance." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan M. Collins, Joseph I. Lieberman and R. David Paulison.
S. Hrg. 109-467; Senate Hearing 109-467
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