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Congressional Testimony

This page contains congressional testimony and speeches from FEMA administration officials from 2020 to the present.

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Chairman Murphy, Ranking Member Capito, and Members of the Subcommittee, my name is Robert Fenton. I am the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss FEMA’s role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented challenge that has claimed the lives of over 558,000 of our friends, relatives, and neighbors across America, caused grave damage to the global economy, and put a spotlight on inequities throughout our nation.

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Chair Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member Fleischmann, and Members of the Subcommittee, my name is Robert Fenton. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss FEMA’s role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented challenge that has claimed the lives of over 500,000 of our friends, relatives, and neighbors across America, caused grave damage to the global economy, and put a spotlight on inequities throughout our nation.

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Good morning, Chairman Rouda, Ranking Member Comer, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. My name is Pete Gaynor, and I am the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Thank you for the opportunity to discuss FEMA’s response and the actions currently underway to protect the American people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the Agency’s ongoing engagement with the emergency management community to enhance disaster preparedness within a COVID-19 environment.

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Good morning, Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member Rogers, and distinguished Members of the Committee. My name is Pete Gaynor, and I am the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Thank you for the opportunity to discuss FEMA’s response and the actions currently underway to protect the American people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the Agency’s ongoing engagement with the emergency management community to enhance disaster preparedness within a COVID-19 environment.

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Good afternoon, Chairman Hoeven, Vice Chairman Udall, and distinguished Members of the Committee. My name is Robert Fenton, and I am the Region Nine Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Thank you for the opportunity to discuss FEMA’s response and the actions underway to protect tribal nations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Good morning, Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and distinguished Members of the Committee.My name is Pete Gaynor, and I am the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).I am joined today by my colleague and commander of the Supply Chain Task Stabilization Task Force, Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, as well as Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, from US Department of Health and Human Services. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss FEMA’s response and the actions underway to protect the American people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the Agency’s ongoing engagement with the emergency management community to enhance disaster preparedness within a COVID-19 environment.

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Good morning, Chairwoman Titus, Ranking Member Katko, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. My name is Pete Gaynor, and I am the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is an honor to appear before you today to discuss FEMA’s evolving role in the emergency management community and our strategic priorities to best serve the American people in 2020 and beyond.

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Good morning, Chairman Foster and Chairwoman Sherrill, Ranking Members Norman and Marshall, and Members of the Committee. My name is Michael Grimm, and I am the Assistant Administrator for Risk Management for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA). I would like to thank you for the opportunity to discuss how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) oversee the National Flood Mapping Program (NFMP) and the production of flood hazard and flood risk information.

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Last updated June 2, 2021