Committee to Hold Hearing to Review Lessons Learned from Historic Hurricane Season
Washington, DC – This Thursday, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will meet for a full committee hearing to explore the key takeaways from this year’s unprecedented hurricane season. The Committee will review the lessons learned in the aftermath of these storms, as well as the challenges and obstacles that may remain in the way of recovery. These discussions will inform long-term solutions and legislative proposals that will help speed smart recovery in the impacted communities.
The Committee will receive testimony from Members of Congress whose states and territories were impacted by these storms. The second panel of witnesses will include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which have been actively involved in hurricane response and recovery.
The hearing of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), is entitled, “Emergency Response and Recovery: Central Takeaways from the Unprecedented 2017 Hurricane Season.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
Witness list (Updated October 31, 2017):
More information about this hearing, including a witness list, testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.