House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee

Disaster Readiness: Examining the Propriety of the Expanded Use of FEMA Resources

2167 Rayburn
Wed, 14 Feb 2024 15:00:00 GMT

This is a hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. The hearing will examine if the expanded use of resources is impacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) ability to carry out its disaster readiness mission. While disaster costs in the United States continue to increase, FEMA is being tasked more frequently with responding to non-disaster emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the southern border crisis, and Operation Allies Welcome.

Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA)

Witnesses:
  • Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Kristen D. Bernard, Deputy Inspector General for Audits, United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Chris Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, United States Government Accountability Office