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Emergency Electronic Communications in Congress: Proposals and Issues

Emergency Electronic Communications in Congress: Proposals and Issues

Date: August 12, 2003
Creator: Seifert, Jeffrey W & Petersen, R. Eric
Description: The events of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent anthrax incidents have prompted some observers to suggest creating an emergency electronic communications system for Congress to ensure continuity of its operations. On July 25, 2003, Representative James R. Langevin introduced H.R. 2948. The bill would direct the Comptroller General of the United States to enter into arrangements with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Librarian of Congress for conducting a study on the feasibility and costs of implementing such a system for Congress to use during an emergency.
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Forest Fire/Wildfire Protection

Forest Fire/Wildfire Protection

Date: August 14, 2003
Creator: Gorte, Ross W.
Description: This report provides historical background on wildfires, and describes concerns about the wildland-urban interface and about forest and rangeland health. It discusses fuel management, fire control, and fire effects and also examines federal, state, and landowner roles and responsibilities in protecting lands and resources from wildfires. The report concludes by discussing current issues for federal wildfire management.
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Homeland Security: Federal Assistance Funding and Business Opportunities

Homeland Security: Federal Assistance Funding and Business Opportunities

Date: August 14, 2003
Creator: Riehl, James R
Description: None
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Disaster Relief and Response: FY2003 Supplemental Appropriations

Disaster Relief and Response: FY2003 Supplemental Appropriations

Date: August 25, 2003
Creator: Bea, Keith
Description: On July 25, 2003, the House approved a supplemental appropriations measure (H.R. 2859) that provides $983.6 million for the Disaster Relief Fund administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During debate Members rejected an amendment to require a rescission from discretionary accounts to compensate for the supplemental. On July 31 the Senate approved the House-passed version of H.R. 2859. The President signed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Relief Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-69) on August 8, 2003.
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Homeland Security Extramural R&D Funding Opportunities in Federal Agencies

Homeland Security Extramural R&D Funding Opportunities in Federal Agencies

Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Knezo, Genevieve J
Description: None
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Homeland Security: Federal Assistance Funding and Business Opportunities

Homeland Security: Federal Assistance Funding and Business Opportunities

Date: September 12, 2003
Creator: Riehl, James R
Description: None
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Agricultural Disaster Assistance

Agricultural Disaster Assistance

Date: September 17, 2003
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers several permanently authorized programs to help farmers recover financially from a natural disaster, including federal crop insurance, the non-insured assistance program and emergency disaster loans. In recent years, Congress frequently has made supplemental financial assistance available to farmers and ranchers on an ad-hoc basis, most notably in the form of direct crop disaster payments and emergency livestock assistance. Congress provided an estimated $3.1 billion of such assistance in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-7) for 2001 and 2002 crop and livestock losses. Some farm groups would like to see similar assistance provided for 2003 losses, particularly in regions of the Midwest and West that have experienced prolonged drought conditions. To date, no ad-hoc assistance has been made available for 2003 losses.
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Disaster Relief and Response: FY2003 Supplemental Appropriations

Disaster Relief and Response: FY2003 Supplemental Appropriations

Date: October 1, 2003
Creator: Bea, Keith
Description: Federal departments and agencies are authorized to undertake a range of emergency management activities, including disaster relief and response efforts. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has primary responsibility, but other departments and agencies provide grants and loans to disaster victims and reimburse state and local governments overwhelmed by costs associated with clearing debris and rebuilding facilities, among other forms of assistance. FY2003 supplemental funding for these activities has been the issue of debate.
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Alaska Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Alaska Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Richardson, Pat; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Alaska.
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Arizona Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Arizona Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Richardson, Pat; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Arizona.
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Arkansas Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Arkansas Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Arkansas.
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California Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

California Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of California.
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Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities in the States, District of Columbia, and Insular Areas: A Summary

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities in the States, District of Columbia, and Insular Areas: A Summary

Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), through a contract with the Congressional Research Service (CRS), compiled information in calendar year 2003 that was used to develop profiles of emergency management and homeland security statutes in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the insular areas. These profiles are published separately as CRS reports and are listed in the appendix to this report.
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Mississippi Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Mississippi Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 22, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Alabama Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Alabama Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Alabama.
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Hawaii Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Hawaii Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Illinois Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Illinois Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Kansas Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Kansas Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Kentucky Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Kentucky Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Richardson, Sula P; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Massachusetts Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Massachusetts Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith
Description: None
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Michigan Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Michigan Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Minnesota Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Minnesota Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Richardson, Sula P; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Missouri Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Missouri Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Richardson, Sula P; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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Montana Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Montana Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M
Description: None
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