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

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

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

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

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

Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Weapons of Mass ...

This joint hearing will review the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposal to consolidate certain weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and explosives defense activities at DHS ...

July 14, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Defense Support of Civil ...

The National Guard, active duty, and reserve forces provide critical capabilities in response to terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. This hearing will examine the vital role ...

June 10, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Strategic Perspectives on ...

Subcommittee Chairman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., on the hearing: “The risk of a biological terrorist attack to America is an urgent and serious threat. A bioattack could cause illness and even kill ...

April 22, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Agents of Opportunity: ...

Subcommittee Chairman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., on the hearing: “As we approach the 20th anniversary of the sarin attacks on the Tokyo subway, we are reminded that terrorists have repeatedly sought ...

March 19, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Interoperable ...

November 18, 2014

Subcommittee Field Hearing: Mass Gathering ...

On Monday, June 23, 2014, the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications will hold a hearing entitled “Mass Gathering Security: A Look ...

June 23, 2014

Subcommittee Hearing: BioWatch: Lessons Learned ...

June 10, 2014

Subcommittee Hearing: Stakeholder Assessments of ...

April 29, 2014

Subcommittee Hearing: The Federal Emergency ...

March 25, 2014

Subcommittee Hearing: Bioterrorism: Assessing the ...

February 11, 2014

POSTPONED Subcommittee Hearing: Hurricane Sandy: ...

The Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing entitled “Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward,” scheduled ...

January 14, 2014