About Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia

The Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Affairs, and the District of Columbia will focus on emergency management, disaster relief and issues relating to the oversight of the District of Columbia. This Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of FEMA and all of its emergency management responsibilities, including preparation for, response to, recovery from and mitigation against natural and man-made disasters. The Subcommittee also reviews the administration of post-disaster relief funds and oversight of financial assistance programs, like homeland security grants. In addition to these responsibilities, the subcommittee oversees the interrelationship between the Department of Homeland Security and states, localities and first responders in preventing and responding to natural disasters, terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The Subcommittee is also responsible for all matters regarding the oversight of the District of Columbia, including the District court system.