Hearing

03.15.18

Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons from the 2017 Disasters

March 15, 2018 10:30 AM | HOUSE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (HVC) ROOM 210

This hearing will provide Members with an opportunity to ask Federal witnesses and state and local stakeholders about lessons learned from last year’s disasters, including the preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, in order to better prepare for future disasters. This hearing is also Administrator Long’s first appearance before the Homeland Security Committee, so he will be able to provide Members with insight into his priorities and vision for the future of FEMA.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

Witnesses

PANEL I

The Honorable Brock Long
Administrator
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement

Major General Donald E. “Ed” Jackson, Jr.
Deputy Commanding General
Civil and Emergency Operations
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Department of the Army
U.S. Department of Defense
Witness Statement

Mr. John V. Kelly
Acting Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement

 

PANEL II

Mr. Reed Clay
Chief Operating Officer
Office of the Governor
State of Texas
Witness Statement

Mr. Wesley Maul
Director
Division of Emergency Management
State of Florida
Witness Statement

Hon. José E. Meléndez-Ortiz
Vice-Chairman
Committee on Federal and International Relations, and Status
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Witness Statement

Ms. Jeanne-Aimeé De Marrais
Senior Director
Save the Children
Witness Statement