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The Role of Mitigation in Reducing Federal Expenditures for Disaster Response

Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia

Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building



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Agenda

The focus of the hearing was to examine the potential relationship between investment in mitigation and disaster response and recovery expenditures, discuss the potential impact of mitigation investments on the sustainability and success of the National Flood Insurance Program, highlight innovative examples of mitigation incentives (including public private partnerships) across the country, and offer suggestions for how to overcome barriers that may prevent or deter mitigation from being utilized across the Federal government.

Witnesses

  • David Miller
    Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Christopher Currie
    Director, Emergency Management and National Preparedness Issues
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
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  • Chad Berginnis
    Executive Director
    Association of State Floodplain Managers
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  • Robert Detlefsen
    Vice President of Public Policy
    National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
    Testifying on behalf of the BuildStrong Coalition
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