Houston Strong: Hurricane Harvey Lessons Learned and the Path Forward

April 9, 2018 11:30 AM | Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress, Cypress, Texas

This hearing will follow up on the Committee’s hearing in March on the lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season by specifically focusing on efforts to respond to and recover from Hurricane Harvey. In addition, Members will receive testimony from local officials to hear their needs and from federal representatives on how they are supporting Texans in the wake of the storm and in preparation for the 2018 hurricane season.

*Note: Committee field hearing to meet at 10:30 a.m. CT, 11:30 a.m. ET.

*Media invited to attend and must RSVP to Caroline.Campbell@mail.house.gov*

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman

Opening Statement

Live Stream


Panel I: 

Mr. Tony Robinson
Regional Administrator, Region VI
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Rear Adm. Paul F. Thomas
Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District
United States Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Col. Lars Zetterstrom
Commanding Officer, Galveston District
United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACE)
Department of the Army, U.S. Department of Defense
Witness Testimony

Ms. Beth Van Duyne
Regional Administrator, Region VI
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Witness Testimony

Panel II:

The Honorable R. Jack Cagle
Harris County, Texas
Witness Testimony

The Honorable Sylvester Turner
Houston, TX
Witness Testimony

Mr. Mark Sloan
Emergency Management Coordinator
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Harris County, Texas
Witness Testimony

Allen Owen
Missouri City, Texas

Ms. Carol Moore
Disaster Chair
Texas State Conference
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Witness Testimony