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FEMA Recognizes 2021 National Preparedness Month Congressional Co-Chairs

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-205
Release Date:
September 8, 2021

WASHINGTON -- September is National Preparedness Month, a yearly observance to remind everyone how important it is for individuals, families and communities to be prepared for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time.

FEMA is honored to announce this year’s Congressional co-chairs. We welcome their collaboration on this mission and appreciate their commitment to promoting preparedness across the nation and in their districts. With their support, we can build a nation more resilient to future disasters. 

The following co-chairs have embodied the spirit of this year’s National Preparedness Month theme, “Prepare to Protect and will highlight within their districts how preparing for a disaster is protecting everyone you love:

U.S. Senate

  • Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, Chair, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
  • Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, Ranking Member, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, Chair, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
  • Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
  • Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada, Chair, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
  • Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida, Ranking Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Rep. John Katko of New York, Ranking Member, House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Rep. Val Demings of Florida, Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida, Ranking Member, House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California, Chair, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, Chairwoman, House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
  • Rep. Salud Carbajal of California, Chair, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
  • Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management and member of the Congressional Hispanic Conference.

For a quote from each co-chair, visit: 2021 National Preparedness Month Congressional Co-Chairs | Ready.gov.

Ready.gov/September has information and resources online, including social media content in multiple languages, for public use. Help spread the word of how to be prepared for disasters and emergencies before they happen. For more information, visit Ready.gov and Listo.gov.

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Last updated September 8, 2021