Department of Homeland Security Appropriations for 2009, Part 4: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, April 1, March 13, and March 11, 2008   [open pdf - 38MB]

This document contains official Government Printing Office (GPO) transcripts from three different hearing before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations. Hearings include: "Office of Health Affairs-Department of Homeland Security," held on April 1, 2008, "Federal Emergency Management Agency: Is the Agency on the Right Track?" held on March 13, 2008, and "Homeland Security Grants: Supporting a National Preparedness and Response System," held on March 11, 2008. From the opening statement of David E. Price for April 1, 2008: "Today we will cover the Office of Health Affairs fiscal year 2009 budget request, which includes the BioWatch program, the Office of Health Affairs coordination with other federal agencies on Project BioShield and the office's overall role within the Department." The March 13, 2008 hearing focuses on the operations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and examines the effectiveness of some of its programs, such as the Disaster Housing program, the Flood Insurance program, the implementation of the Post-Katrina Act, and the Gulf Coast recovery. The March 11, 2008 hearing focuses on the Fiscal Year 2009 Homeland Security Grants Budget and "the implications of that budget for state and local governments to prepare for and respond to disasters." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following (some appear at more than once hearing but are only listed once): April 1, 2008 "Office of Health Affairs" hearing: Jeffrey W. Runge, David E. Price, Ciro Rodriguez, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Nita M. Lowey, Harold Rogers, and José E. Serrano; March 13, 2008 FEMA hearing: David Paulison, David Miller, Larry J. Gispert, Matt Jadacki, Sam Farr, and John R. Carter; and March 11 2008 "Homeland Security Grants" hearing: Raymond C. Scheppach, William O. Jenkins, Robert B. Aderholt, and Kay Granger.

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