Recovering from Hurricane Katrina: The Next Phase, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, September 14, 2005   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the opening statement of committee chairman Susan M. Collins, "Today the Committee begins an inquiry into the Hurricane Katrina disaster. I would like to thank my colleagues and our witnesses, and particularly my Ranking Member, Senator Lieberman, for their prompt cooperation on a matter of such urgency. In the months ahead, this Committee intends to conduct a thorough, deliberate, and fair review of the preparation for and response to this devastating hurricane--at all levels of government. We will ask the hard questions about the adequacy of planning efforts for this long-predicted natural disaster. We will explore the coordination among local, State, and Federal emergency management officials before and after the hurricane's landfall. And we will critically examine the legal structures and authorities that define who is in charge of assets that must be brought to bear in such a catastrophic event." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Pete Wilson, Patricia A. Owens, Marc H Morial, and Iain B. Logan.

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