Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee to Hold FEMA Budget Hearing – TOMORROW

Feb 28, 2012 Issues: Preparedness for and Response to Terrorist Attacks and Natural Disasters, Oversight of DHS Management

Washington, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, chaired by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), will hold a hearing entitled “The President's FY 2013 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency” tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Room 311 Cannon House Office Building. 

At tomorrow’s hearing, the Subcommittee will examine the Obama Administration’s $10.17 billion Fiscal Year 2013 budget request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including the President’s proposal to create a new, consolidated grant program to replace a number of homeland security grant programs including the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP), the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), the Citizen Corps Program, and the Buffer Zone Protection Program. 

Bilirakis said: "This hearing will continue the Subcommittee's oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Agency by providing Members with an opportunity to examine the President's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request and explore ways we can continue to enhance our emergency preparedness and response capabilities through the efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars."

What:                   Subcommittee Hearing on “The President's FY 2013 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency”

When:                  10 a.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Where:                 311 Cannon House Office Building

                            **Live video feed will be available HERE

Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available online HERE

Witness List:

The Honorable Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security

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