Controlling the Rising Cost of Federal Responses to Disaster, Hearing Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is a testimony compilation of the May 12, 2016 hearing on "Controlling the Rising Cost of Federal Responses to Disaster" held before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Joseph Nimmich: "During a disaster response, FEMA's goal is to support disaster survivors through effective, efficient operations. We strive to meet the needs of disaster survivors and impacted communities while being careful with taxpayer money to get the most out of the funds we allocate. Though FEMA has plans in place to control costs during a disaster response, it is important to note that one of the most effective ways to accomplish a reduction in post-disaster costs is to build more resilient communities before a disaster strikes, thus reducing the physical and financial impacts of the event." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph L. Nimmich, Sallie Clark, Brian Koon, Eric Nelson, and Kevin Mickey.

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