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FEMA: Assessing Progress, Performance, and Preparedness

Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management

Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Member Statements


The purpose of this hearing was to examine FEMA’s overall efforts to assist states in preparing for terrorism and natural disasters, to evaluate its progress in improving the management and coordination of grants, training and exercises, and to better understand the metrics used by the agency to measure overall progress toward the National Preparedness Goal. The hearing also examined recommendations related to national preparedness made by the Government Accountability Office and the DHS Office of Inspector General over the past several years.


  • The Honorable  Timothy W. Manning
    Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • The Honorable  John Roth
    Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Christopher Currie
    Director of Emergency Management, National Preparedness, and Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Homeland Security and Justice Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office
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  • John Drake
    Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    U.S. Department of Transportation
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