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2015 Testimony

The following documents are congressional testimony given in 2015

SizePublication Date
Icon for file of type application/pdf10/22/15: House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications “Ready and Resilient?: Examining Federal Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities”
0.19MOctober 22, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf7/8/15: House Committe on Homeland Security Subcommitte on “Examining DHS' Misplaced Focus on Climate Control"

It is important to note that climate change is just one of many future risks we plan for, but one that could significantly alter the types and magnitudes of hazards impacting communities and the emergency management professionals serving them. Accordingly, consistent with FEMA’s focus on enabling disaster risk reduction nationally, we are supporting state, local, and tribal governments with efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change through adaptation, which means planning for the changes that are occurring and expected to occur.

0.22MJuly 8, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf6/10/15: House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, "Defense Support of Civil Authorities: A Vital Resource in the Nation's Homeland Security Missions"

In this testimony, I will discuss how the Department of Defense (DoD) supports FEMA under Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). FEMA and DoD work closely together to ensure that our efforts are well orchestrated and that DoD capabilities are available to support states and tribes as they respond to and recover from disasters. DoD is always in support of a lead Federal agency in providing DSCA.

0.20MJune 10, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf6/2/15: House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, “The National Flood Insurance Program: Oversight of Superstorm Sandy Claims”

Why does America need a National Flood Insurance Program?  Floods remain the number one natural disaster in the United States causing an average of four billion dollars a year in insurance claims between 2003 and 2012.  Millions of Americans are physically and financially vulnerable to floods.  Floodplains exist throughout America—many of them in places that are economically important to our Nation.

0.06MJune 2, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf5/19/15: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management "Pacific Northwest Seismic Hazards: Planning and Preparing for the Next Disaster"

May 19, 2015 - Statement of Robert J. Fenton, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management "Pacific Northwest Seismic Hazards: Planning and Preparing for the Next Disaster"

0.22MMay 19, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf5/1/15: NFIP Field Hearing, New Orleans, La, How Flood Insurance Rate Increases and Flood Mapping Policy Changes will impact Small Businesses and Economic Growth

May 1, 2015, Statements of Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance, and Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation,Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security: Policy Changes will impact Small Businesses and Economic Growth.

0.16MMay 1, 2015
Icon for file of type application/pdf4/23/15: House Of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security “The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2016”

April 23, 2015 - Statement of  W. Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department Of Homeland Security. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2016

0.07M
Icon for file of type application/pdf4/22/15: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security “The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2016”

April 22, 2015 - Statement of  W. Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department Of Homeland Security. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2016”

0.09M
Icon for file of type application/pdf1/27/15: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

January 27, 2015, Statement of  W. Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department Of Homeland Security. Rebuilding After the Storm: Lessening Impacts and Speeding Recovery

0.25M