Posts (Filtered by Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee)

Examining the Department of Homeland Security’s ...

This hearing will provide Subcommittee Members with an opportunity to examine the Department of Homeland Security’s organization and ability to meet the threats posed by weapons of mass ...

December 7, 2017

How Effective is the Science and Technology ...

As the Committee considers the appropriate mission and structure of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, this hearing will provide Members of the Subcommittee ...

November 7, 2017

Assessing First Responder Communications

This hearing will examine the current state of interoperable communications.  Much progress in interoperable communications has been made since the September 11th terrorist attacks and Hurricane ...

October 12, 2017

H.R. 2182, Plum Island Preservation Act

A bill introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), to require the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report to Congress on the alternatives for the final disposition of Plum Island, ...

September 13, 2017

Threats to Space Assets and Implications for ...

The purpose of this joint hearing with the Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is to discuss the critical role of space-based capabilities in emergency preparedness and response efforts ...

March 29, 2017

The Future of FEMA: Recommendations of Former ...

This hearing is the second in a series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Subcommittee will receive ...

February 28, 2017

The Future of FEMA: Stakeholder Recommendations ...

This hearing is the first in series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from experts in emergency management. The ...

February 14, 2017

A Prepared Community is a Resilient Community

The purpose of this field hearing is twofold: first it is to discover to the extent possible how the tremendous investments made, by city, state, and federal governments since Superstorm Sandy have ...

July 11, 2016

Protecting our Passengers: Perspectives on ...

Surface transportation systems serve over 28 million riders daily and over 10 billion riders annually. Given the current threat environment, this field hearing will examine the preparedness and ...

June 21, 2016

Subcommittee Markup: H.R. 5346, H.R. 5459, & H.R. ...

H.R. 5346, Securing our Agriculture and Food Act, introduced by Rep. David Young (R-IA) H.R. 5459, Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016, introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) H.R. 5460, First ...

June 16, 2016

H.R. 5460, First Responder Access to Innovative ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) to establish a review process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable ...

June 14, 2016

H.R. 5459, Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016

A bill introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) to enhance preparedness and response capabilities for cyber attacks, bolster the dissemination of homeland security information related to cyber threats, ...

June 14, 2016

Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities ...

This joint hearing will examine how the Department of Homeland Security is assisting states in preparing for and responding to cyber attacks. Additionally, Members will hear from state officials on ...

May 24, 2016

FEMA Struggles to Meet Information Technology ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) critical mission to prepare for and respond to emergencies depends on vital information technology systems. A new ...

May 7, 2016

State of Emergency: The Disaster of Cutting ...

This hearing will review the drastic cuts to homeland security grants proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.  Subcommittee Members will hear firsthand from stakeholders, ...

March 15, 2016

Food for Thought: Efforts to Defend the ...

This hearing will examine the risk to the nation from a terrorist attack or natural disruption to our agricultural or food systems, including an assessment of the threat and overview of capabilities ...

February 26, 2016

Chairman McCaul Announces New Subcommittee ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul today announces new Subcommittee leadership. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) tapped for Chairman of the Border and Maritime ...

February 16, 2016

Improving the Department of Homeland Security’s ...

This hearing will build upon previous biological threat hearings to review the Department of Homeland Security’s biological detection and surveillance programs, especially in light of recent ...

February 11, 2016

Ready and Resilient? Examining Federal Emergency ...

In light of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina earlier this year and the upcoming 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, this hearing will assess FEMA’s capabilities to respond to large-scale ...

October 22, 2015

H.R. 3583, the Promoting Resilience and ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), reforms and improves the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Office of Emergency Communications, and the Office of Health Affairs of the ...

September 24, 2015

Committee Print: Promoting Resilience and ...

Enhances accountability at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Emergency Communications, and Office of Health Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. The Promoting Resilience ...

September 14, 2015