Roundtable on the Rising Costs of Disasters

2253 Rayburn House Office Building

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0 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 09:30 | Contact: Jim Billimoria 202-225-9446

This is a roundtable meeting of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee on the rising toll of disasters in the United States, both in terms of human lives and the loss of property.  The roundtable will examine data and information related to disaster costs and losses, the trends observed over time, and the projections for the future given the policies in place today.  

Background Information


- The Honorable Joseph L. Nimmich, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Mr. Francis X. McCarthy, Analyst in Emergency Management Policy, Congressional Research Service
- Mr. Christopher P. Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office
- Dr. Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan, Executive Director, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
- Mr. Eric M, Nelson, Vice President, Catastrophe Strategy & Analysis, Travelers Insurance; representing the BuildStrong Coalition
- Mr. Stephen Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense

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