Proposed Fiscal Year 2006 Budget: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, February 10, 2005   [open pdf - 358KB]

From the opening statement of Peter King: "As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology, I intend to be active in reforming the first responder grant process. I intend to be active in ensuring that our nation invests in the necessary research, development and transfer of homeland security technology to states, territories and local governments. I intend to be active in guaranteeing that the federal government can effectively respond to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic emergencies. The purpose of this hearing is to review the administration's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2006 and its impact on the preparedness of our nation's first responders. The hearing also will examine the evolving relationship between the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness, and the Science and Technology Directorate. I know that some of my colleagues on the other side will in good faith point out that the administration's budget request for fiscal year 2006 does decrease spending on first responders from fiscal year 2005 enacted levels. This is a debate which I think can be healthy. We can discuss it in full, certainly as this hearing goes forward and throughout the year." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter T. King, Bill Pascrell, Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Donna M. Christenson, Norman D. Dicks, Katherine Harris, Nita M. Lowey, Daniel E. Lungren, Michael McCaul, Stevan Pearce, Dave G. Reichert, Mike Rogers, Loretta Sanchez, Curt Weldon, Penrose "Parney" Albirght, Matt A. Mayer, and Dennis Reimer.

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Serial No. 109-1
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