ABSTRACT

S. Rept. 115-202: Homeland Security for Children Act, Report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, to Accompany S. 1847, January 30, 2018   [open pdf - 277KB]

From Purpose and Summary: "S. 1847, the Homeland Security for Children Act, requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) and its components to more effectively include the needs of children in its policy and procedures in areas such as disaster recovery planning by seeking feedback from outside organizations." From Background: "The Department is tasked with keeping the public safe, including children. Its mission ranges from thwarting terrorist attacks to responding to natural and manmade disasters; from interdicting the movement of illicit drugs at the border to combating human trafficking and protecting its victims. Within DHS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) primary mission is to support citizens and first responders as they prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. However, FEMA has not always considered the unique needs of children when it comes to evacuation, shelter, and medical care, and there is wide variance in the level of preparation and responsiveness of other relevant Federal agencies as well."

Report Number:
S. Rept. 115-202; Senate Report 115-202
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Date:
2018-01-30
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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