Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee
The Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee oversees the Department of Homeland Security’s mission to enhance and sustain our National capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate terrorist attacks and other emergencies and ensure the Nation’s emergency response providers have the vital resources and training needed to accomplish this mission. The Subcommittee oversees the homeland security grant programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure these vital funds are distributed to those areas at greatest risk of attack and that these funds are efficiently administered to maximize their benefit. The Subcommittee also oversees the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to ensure that research and development efforts are coordinated throughout the Department and in support of first responders. Additionally, the Subcommittee works to address the threat of terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction through oversight of the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office to ensure that the intelligence, detection, medical countermeasures, medical surge capacity, and other key measures are in place to effectively prevent and prepare for a potential attack. Lastly, because of continuous challenges with communications during past disasters, the Subcommittee will continue to promote emergency interoperable communications for our federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal emergency response providers.
Dan Donovan (NY-11)CHAIRMAN
Representative Dan Donovan was named Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee in the 114th Congress. A lifelong resident of Staten Island, NY, Donovan brings to the Committee first-hand experience in government’s response to terror attacks and natural disasters. His district was affected by the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 and by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Thomas A. Garrett, Jr.
Peter T. King
Donald M. Payne (NJ-10)RANKING MEMBER
James R. Langevin
Bonnie Watson Coleman
This hearing will provide Members of the Subcommittee with an opportunity to hear from federal, state, and local witnesses on current and proposed efforts to enhance school security.
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In light of recent terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and a false alert in Hawaii, this hearing will provide Members of the Subcommittee with an opportunity to hear from government and industry ...