Ready and Resilient? Examining Federal Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities

October 22, 2015 10:00 AM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

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 disasters.  Members will receive testimony from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Government Accountability Office to hear what has improved and the challenges that remain.

Opening Statements

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream


The Honorable W. Craig Fugate
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement [PDF]

Mr. Bryan Koon
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Testifying on behalf of the National Emergency Management Association
Witness Statement [PDF]

Mr. Chris P. Currie
Emergency Management, National Preparedness and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Homeland Security and Justice Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Witness Statement [PDF]