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S. Rept. 116-316: Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in Disaster Response, Recovery, and Resilience Act of 2020, Report to Accompany S. 3658, December 14, 2020   [open pdf - 298KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "S. 3658, the Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in Disaster Response, Recovery, and Resilience Act of 2020, codifies and renames the existing Office of Equal Rights within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Office of Equal Rights and Community Inclusion. The purpose of the office is to reduce disparities in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. The bill clarifies and better defines the leadership and responsibilities for the office, and requires the Administrator of FEMA to review the agency's current programs and activities to ensure they align with its purpose. In addition, the bill requires that any future allegations of inequitable preparedness, response, or recovery activities as a result of the race or ethnic origins of historically underserved communities are reported to the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), as well as to Congress on a biennial basis."

Report Number:
S. Rept. 116-316; Senate Report 116-316
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Date:
2020-12-14
Copyright:
Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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