FEMA Reorganization Legislation in the 109th Congress

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Members of Congress and others raised
questions about the scope and reach of federal emergency management policies, the
procedures used to administer federal statutory authorities, the qualifications of
personnel, and other issues. Most of the questions focused on the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), the agency primarily responsible for coordinating
federal and non-federal disaster response activities. This report provides information on provisions of the Senate-approved
amendment (S.Amdt. 4560) to the FY2007 appropriations bill, H.R. 5316, and H.R.
5351 that address concerns identified after Hurricane Katrina. To provide a context
for information on the legislation, this report first summarizes findings and
recommendations of the congressional and White House studies pertinent to the
pending legislation reported from the House committees.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 12, 2006
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Bea, Keith

Specialist, American National Government

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Hogue, Henry B

Analyst, American National Government

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 12, 2006
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Description:

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Members of Congress and others raised
questions about the scope and reach of federal emergency management policies, the
procedures used to administer federal statutory authorities, the qualifications of
personnel, and other issues. Most of the questions focused on the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), the agency primarily responsible for coordinating
federal and non-federal disaster response activities. This report provides information on provisions of the Senate-approved
amendment (S.Amdt. 4560) to the FY2007 appropriations bill, H.R. 5316, and H.R.
5351 that address concerns identified after Hurricane Katrina. To provide a context
for information on the legislation, this report first summarizes findings and
recommendations of the congressional and White House studies pertinent to the
pending legislation reported from the House committees.

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38 Pages.

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