ABSTRACT

FEMA Reorganization Legislation in the 109th Congress [September 1,2006]   [open pdf - 188KB]

"Members of Congress have introduced legislation in both the House and Senate to alter federal emergency management organizational structures and responsibilities, amend authorities that guide federal action, impose emergency management leadership qualification requirements, and make other changes. The proposals are based upon investigations conducted on the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other entities in the response to Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005. Some observers reduce the matter to one basic question: 'Should FEMA remain within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or should the agency regain their independent status it had before the creation of DHS?'"

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33522
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2006-09-01
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