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Subcommittee to Hold Hearing with FEMA Administrator on Disaster Readiness, Response & Recovery

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing to receive testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell on the agency’s disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Committee Members will raise a number of potential issues with the Administrator related to recent disasters, such as Hurricane Idalia and Tropical Storm Hilary; droughts, storms, and flooding in various regions of the country; and the recent wildfire in Hawaii – one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history.  On September 7th, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Graves and Ranking Member Larsen sent a letter to Administrator Criswell requesting information about how federal disaster assistance programs and resources have been deployed following the Maui fire.

The hearing, entitled “FEMA: The Current State of Disaster Readiness, Response, and Recovery,” will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.


  • The Honorable Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

More information about the hearing, including a link to the live webcast and witness testimony, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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