Serial No. 109-56; Serial No. 109-83: Responding to Catastrophic Events: The Role of the Military and National Guard in Disaster Response: Joint Hearing the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, November 9, 2005 [open pdf - 224KB]
From the opening statement of Dave Reichert: "The subcommittees are meeting today in joint session to hear testimony on the role of the military and the National Guard in responding to catastrophic events. This joint hearing is a timely one. The deployment of thousands of federal troops to New Orleans in response to Hurricane Katrina has spurred fresh debate about whether the Department of Defense and not the Department of Homeland Security should be the lead federal agency in responding to disasters of great magnitude." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter T. King, Bennie G. Thompson, Dave G. Reichert, Bill Pascell, Jim Saxton, Ellen O. Tauscher, Donna M. Christensen, Geoff Davis, Susan A. Davis, John Kline, James R. Langevin, Rick Larsen, Nita M. Lowey, and Rob Simmons.
Serial No. 109-56; Serial No. 109-83
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