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Subcommittee Hearing to Examine National Preparedness System and Capabilities

Washington, DC, March 13, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress Thursday to assess the development, successes, and challenges of the National Preparedness System and to examine national preparedness capabilities.

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: The National Preparedness System.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

UPDATED Witness List:

  • The Honorable Catherine Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore, U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Ms. Wendy Smith-Reeve, Director, Arizona Division of Emergency Management, National Emergency Management Association
  • Mr. Nick Crossley, Director, Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Mr. Joseph Lawless, Director of Maritime Security, Massachusetts Port Authority, American Association of Port Authorities
  • Mr. Art Martynuska, President, Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Firefighters
  • Mr. Tom Roberts, Assistant Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Mr. William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, The Jewish Federations of North America
  • Mr. Michael Feinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

    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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