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Subcommittee to Hold Hearing to Examine the Expanded Use of FEMA’s Resources

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2024 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Washington, D.C. – Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine if the expanded use of resources is impacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) ability to carry out its disaster readiness mission.  While disaster costs in the United States continue to increase, FEMA is being tasked more frequently with responding to non-disaster emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the southern border crisis, and Operation Allies Welcome.  The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Hon. Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Ms. Kristen D. Bernard, Deputy Inspector General for Audits, United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Chris Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, United States Government Accountability Office

More information about the hearing entitled, “Disaster Readiness: Examining the Propriety of the Expanded Use of FEMA Resources,” including witness testimony and a link to the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.


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