Are We Prepared? Measuring the Impact of Preparedness Grants Since 9/11, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, June 25, 2013 [open pdf - 6MB]
This is from the June 25, 2013 hearing, "Are We Prepared? Measuring the Impact of Preparedness Grants Since 9/11," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia. From the opening statement of Timothy Manning: "As you know, FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency]'s preparedness grant programs have contributed significantly to the overall security and preparedness of the Nation. We are more secure and better prepared to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from the full range of hazards and threats the Nation faces than we have been at any other time in our history. Much of this progress has come from the leadership at the State and local levels, fueled by FEMA's grant programs. Over the past 10 years, Congress, through the Department of Homeland Security, has provided State, territorial, local and tribal governments with more than $36 billion. We have built and enhanced capabilities by acquiring needed equipment, funding training opportunities, developing preparedness and response plans, exercising and building relationships across city, county and State lines. And, although Federal funds represent just a fraction of what has been spent on homeland security across the Nation overall, these funds have changed the face of preparedness in the United States. Response and recovery efforts from last year's Hurricane Sandy, the recent tragedy in Boston and the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma bear witness to this." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Timothy Manning, Anne Richards, David Maurer, John Madden, William Euille, Josh Filler, and Matt Mayer.
S. Hrg. 113-217; Senate Hearing 113-217
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