Future of FEMA, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 14, 2017 and February 28, 2017 [open pdf - 397KB]
These are the February 14, 2017 and February 28, 2017 hearings on "The Future of FEMA," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Dan Donovan: "This hearing is the first in a series the Subcommittee will hold to consider the future of FEMA. We will use what we learn at these hearings, along with the findings from past Subcommittee work, to make recommendations for the next FEMA Administrator - a roadmap for success of sorts. [...] We have already had seven major disaster declarations this year. There is no doubt that FEMA has disaster-tested officials in place to get the job done, but it is important to install permanent leadership as soon as possible. The job requires an experienced emergency manager capable of navigating the National Preparedness System. For more than a decade, billions have been invested across the United States to enhance capabilities and achieve the National Preparedness Goal. It is to FEMA's credit that such investments are making the United States stronger and safer in the face of emergencies". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chris A. Kelenske, John Sinclair, and Richard F. Bland.
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