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Preventing Improperly Paid Federal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disasters

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-342



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Member Statements

Agenda

The purpose of this hearing was to examine the factors that influence improper payments in Federal agencies’ disaster assistance programs and the ability of agencies to identify improper payments and recoup funds from recipients of assistance. The hearing examined how agencies with a role in disaster response and recovery are improving their abilities to better track funds, identify improper payments, and implement plans to recoup funds. We discussed whether current standards for identification and recoupment of payments are adequate.

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • Elizabeth Zimmerman
    Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Michael Chodos
    Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development
    U.S. Small Business Administration
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Panel 2

  • The Honorable  Peggy E. Gustafson
    Inspector General
    U.S. Small Business Administration
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  • Matt Jadacki
    Assistant Inspector General, Emergency Management Oversight
    Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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