The Future of FEMA: Stakeholder Recommendations for the Next Administrator

February 14, 2017 10:00 AM | HOUSE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (CVC) ROOM 210

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 hearing will facilitate an opportunity for stakeholders in the emergency management and first responder communities to provide their insights and what they believe should be priorities for the future of FEMA.

Opening Statements

Rep. Dan Donovan, Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream


Captain Chris A. Kelenske
Deputy State Director/Commander
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Michigan State Police
testifying on behalf of the National Governors Association
Witness Testimony

Chief John Sinclair
Fire Chief, Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (WA)
President and Chair of the Board
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
testifying on behalf of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
Witness Testimony

Richard F. Bland, J.D., M.T.S.
National Director
Policy, Advocacy and Development
Save the Children
Witness Testimony

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