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One Year Later: Hearing on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Progress

Washington, Nov 7, 2013 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold an oversight hearing next Thursday to examine the status of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and federal agencies’ progress in implementing recovery objectives, allocating assistance funding, and meeting associated deadlines.

Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012, was responsible for an estimated 131 deaths and $50 billion in economic losses.   Congress subsequently approved the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act to provide emergency disaster assistance, and this measure also included the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, bipartisan legislation to reform, speed up and streamline federal disaster recovery programs.  Oversight of recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy and other disasters continues to be a priority for the Committee, and agencies in the Committee’s jurisdiction will provide a progress report on their ongoing efforts.

The hearing of the Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, entitled “Progress Report: Hurricane Sandy Recovery – One Year Later,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses:

  • Honorable Peter M. Rogoff, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
  • Honorable Victor M. Mendez, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
  • Honorable Joseph Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Elizabeth A. Zimmerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

More information about this hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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