Department of Homeland Security Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, on an Act Making Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the Fiscal Year Ending in September 30, 2012 and for Other Purposes   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the opening statement of Mary L. Landrieu: "My goal is to produce a bipartisan, fiscally responsible Homeland Security bill for fiscal year 2012 that provides this Department with the resources it needs to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all threats, manmade and natural. I share your commitment to the goals established in the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review: preventing terrorism, securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws, safeguarding cyberspace, and ensuring resiliency in the face of natural or manmade disasters. Securing this Nation is not just, as you know, Madam Secretary, a Federal Government responsibility. State and local governments share that responsibility, and frankly, as well as many of our corporations who are doing their part and individual citizens as they are trained to recognize threats that potentially are occurring in their local communities. This Department must--I believe--serve as leaders and educators in helping our State and local governments and corporations, serving as a model for them, as well as encouraging our private citizens to do their part. As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the 8th anniversary of the creation of the Department, and the 6th anniversary of the catastrophic levee failures which caused horrific destruction in and around the city of New Orleans, the hurricanes of Katrina and Rita along the gulf coast, we must not let our guard down. We must remember the lessons of those horrific events and, even without the imminent threat right before us, not fail to remember what we learned on those terrible occasions."

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S. Hrg. 112-451; Senate Hearing 112-451
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