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Subcommittee to Explore How FEMA Can Lower Costs in Disaster Response Next Week

Washington, April 21, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington - The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management will hold a hearing next to examine how to protect infrastructure against future disaster damage, lower overall disaster costs, and identify challenges facing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against natural and manmade disasters.

This hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, chaired by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), is entitled, “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Mitigating Damage and Recovering Quickly from Disasters.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Subcommittee will hear testimony from:

  • Andrew Phelps, Director, Oregon Office of Emergency Management
  • Chief John Sinclair, President and Chairman of the Board, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Mark Berven, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide Property and Casualty Operations (on behalf of the Build Strong Coalition)
  • The Honorable W. Craig Fugate, Former Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • The Honorable R. David Paulison, Former Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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

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