04.26.12

Subcommittee Hearing: Ensuring the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Transparency of Homeland Security Grants (Part II): Stakeholder Perspectives

April 26, 2012 6:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Chairman Bilirakis on the hearing:

“The Subcommittee is continuing its review of homeland security grant programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and this hearing will provide Subcommittee Members with valuable input from stakeholders who receive and rely on this funding to enhance their security operations.  In particular, this hearing will provide insight into the concerns expressed by stakeholders about the proposal in the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request to consolidate grant programs into a new National Preparedness Grant Program.”

Opening Statements

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Chairman

[full text of opening statement]

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Witnesses

Panel I

Mr. Jim Davis
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Public Safety
Vice Chair of the Governors’ Homeland Security Advisors Council
National Governors Association
Testifying on behalf of the National Governors Association
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]

Mr. Bryan Koon
Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Testifying on behalf of National Emergency Management Association
[full text of testimony]

Ms. Hui-Shan L. Walker
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Hampton, Virginia
U.S.A. President
International Association of Emergency Managers
Testifying on behalf of the International Association of Emergency Managers
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]

Mr. Judson Freed
Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Ramsey County, Minnesota
Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Counties
[full text of testimony] 
[truth in testimony]

Panel II

Deputy Commissioner Richard Daddario
Counterterrorism Bureau
New York City Police Department
[full text of testimony]

Mr. Robert M. Maloney
Director
Office of Emergency Management
Baltimore, Maryland
[full text of testimony]

Chief Hank C. Clemmensen
Palatine Rural Fire Protection District
First Vice President
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Testifying on behalf of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]

Mr. Richard A. Wainio
Port Director and CEO
Tampa Port Authority
Testifying on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]

Mr. Michael P. DePallo
Director/General Manager
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation
Testifying on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]