Written Testimony by Daniel W. Sutherland, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security, Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Hearing on Emergency Preparedness for Seniors, May 18, 2006 [open pdf - 51KB]
"I want to thank Senator Smith, Senator Kohl, and the members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging for inviting me to testify today on this extremely important subject. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita severely impacted seniors and people with disabilities of all ages in the Gulf Coast region. The purpose of my testimony is to identify the issues that surfaced as a result of these hurricanes, and to describe some of the steps that are being taken to address these issues. I am testifying today in my capacity as the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security. Our Office is responsible for providing advice for our senior leadership on issues at the intersection of homeland security and civil rights and civil liberties."
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