Press Release


A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

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Washington, D.C. (Monday, June 6, 2011) – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Friday, June 10

“Weathering the Storm: A State and Local Perspective on Emergency Management”

10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, in the Clearwater City Council Chambers
112 S. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33756

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL), Chairman


Mr. Bryan Koon
Florida Division of Emergency Management

Ms. Nancy Dragani
Executive Director
Ohio Emergency Management Agency (testifying on behalf of the National Emergency Management Association)

Mr. Gerald L. Smith
Lake County Division of Emergency Management (testifying on behalf of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association)

Mr. John E. “Rusty” Russell
Huntsville-Madison County (AL) Emergency Management Agency (testifying on behalf of the International Association of Emergency Managers)

Ms. Linda Carbone
Chief Executive Officer
Tampa Bay Chapter
American Red Cross

Ms. Chauncia Willis
Emergency Coordinator
City of Tampa

Chairman Bilirakis on the hearing:
“So far this year communities throughout the United States have experienced thwarted terrorist plots, severe winter storms, tornadoes, flooding, and a tsunami, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that we will have an above average hurricane season this year.  Officials at the Federal, State, and local levels, along with non-governmental and private sector partners, must work to ensure effective preparedness and response efforts for natural disasters and terrorist attacks.  This hearing will provide Subcommittee Members with an opportunity to hear from State, local, and non-governmental officials on their successes and challenges as they work to address these hazards.”


Tuesday, June 14

“Securing the Nation’s Ports and Maritime Border — A Review of the Coast Guard Post 9-11 Homeland Security Missions”

10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Rep. Candice Miller (MI), Chairman

To be announced


Wednesday, June 15

The Committee will convene the second in a series of hearings examining radicalization of the Muslim-American community.  This hearing will focus on radicalization in U.S. prisons.  Additional information about this hearing will be distributed in the next week.

***See for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Committee on Homeland Security hearings are webcast live at