National Preparedness Report: Assessing the State of Preparedness, 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, June 6, 2012   [open pdf - 314KB]

This is the June 6, 2012 hearing on "The National Preparedness Report: Assessing the State of Preparedness," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications. From the opening statement of Gus M. Bilirakis: "At the start of another hurricane season and with no evidence that the terrorist threat to the United States will decline, it is important that this subcommittee has an accurate picture of the level of preparedness across the country. Anecdotally, we are all aware of advancements made in preparedness. One need only look at the responses to the tornadoes in Joplin and Hurricane Irene to see evidence of enhanced preparedness and response capabilities at the State and local levels. However, there is more to the story, and it is my hope that the recently released National Preparedness Report will help us gain a better understanding of the work that remains to be done to ensure a prepared and resilient Nation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gus M. Bilirakis, Hansen Clarke, Bennie G. Thompson, Timothy W. Manning, Stanley J. Czerwinski, John W. Madden, Mike Sena, and Georges C. Benjamin.

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Serial No. 112-96
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