Serial No. 112-77: Ensuring the Transparency, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Homeland Security Grants, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, March 20 and April 26, 2012   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Gus M. Bilirakis: "This morning's hearing is to begin a series of hearings that the subcommittee will conduct regarding homeland security grants. Today we will receive testimony from Federal witnesses on challenges and successes in the management and administration of these grants. We will also continue a discussion that was begun last month with Deputy Administrator Serino on the President's proposal in fiscal year 2013 budget requests to consolidate a number of the grant programs into a new National Preparedness Grant Program. Next month the subcommittee will continue this examination with a hearing with stakeholders, those directly impacted by the proposed change. Today I will once again raise a number of questions that I raised at the--of course the subcommittee's hearing, the FEMA budget hearing about the President's requests for grants as I do not believe, more than a month after the President's budget was released, we had received sufficient--I do not think we received sufficient detailed information about the proposed National Preparedness Grant Program." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gus M. Bilirakis, Laura Richardson, Bennie G. Thompson, Elizabeth M. Harman, Corey Gruber, Anne L. Richards, William O. Jenkins, Jr., Michael A. Nutter, James H. Davis, Bryan Koon, Hui-Shan Lin Walker, Judson M. Freed, Richard Daddario, Robert M. Maloney, Hank C. Clemmensen, Richard A. Wainio, and Michael P. Depallo.

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