About the Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs

The Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs has oversight authority of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) activities relating to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery, including coordination of recovery planning and activities among Federal agencies, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.  It also has oversight authority over DHS’ activities related to supporting state and local fusion centers; community preparedness training and technical assistance programs; homeland security education and outreach programs; private sector preparedness and integration; and coordination with state and local law enforcement on counternarcotics and workforce corruption issues.