Hazard Related Legislation in the 109th Congress



 

Legislation from the 108th Congress, Current Congress



Drought

H.R. 5136/S. 2751: The National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006
To establish a National Integrated Drought Information System within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve drought monitoring and forecasting capabilities.
Sponsor: Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R-TX); Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Most Recent Action: Signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 20, 2006.

Oversight Hearing:
April 27, 2006: "Droughts," Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction

H.R. 1386/S. 802: The National Drought Preparedness Act of 2005
To establish a National Drought Council within the Department of Agriculture, to improve national drought preparedness, mitigation, and response efforts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL); Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
Most recent action: Introduced; referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.

H.R. 2925/S. 648: To Amend the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991
To amend the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991 to extend the authority for drought assistance through September 30, 2010.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX); Sen. Gordon H. Smith (R-OR)
Most recent action: Hearings held within the House Committee on Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power; passed by the Senate on December 16, 2005.

Legislative Hearing:
July 12, 2005: Hearing to Consider Six Water Resources Bills, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power


H.R. 1394
The Small Business Administration Drought Assistance Act

To amend the Small Business Act to clarify that the administrator of the Small Business Administration is authorized to make economic injury disaster loans in response to disasters caused by drought.
Sponsor: Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR)
Most recent action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Earthquakes

H.R.4205 National Earthquake Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Act
To provide incentives to encourage private sector efforts to reduce earthquake losses, to establish a national disaster mitigation program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Harold E. Ford, Jr. (D-TN)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure (Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management), Science (Subcommittee on Research and Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards), and Financial Services (Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity).

Field Hearing:
April 18, 2006: "Earthquake Monitoring, Research, and Preparation," Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction

Emergency Preparedness/Response/Assistance

H.R.3565 Ready, Willing, and Able Act of 2005
To promote the development of disaster plans that will protect the maximum number of citizens; to foster public trust, confidence, and cooperation with these plans; and to encourage greater public participation in homeland security by allowing the American people to have a direct and influential role in developing and modifying community disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation plans in collaboration with government officials, emergency managers, health authorities, and professional responders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI)
Most Recent Action: Referred to House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology on August 22, 2005.

H.R.1544 / S.1013 Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2005
To provide faster and smarter funding for first responders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA); Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Most Recent Action: Passed by the House on May 12, 2005. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.2338 Rural Disaster Assistance Fairness Act of 2005
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to direct the President to designate a Small State Advocate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-WY)
Most recent action: Passed on May 13, 2005 by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

H.R.396 Early Warning And Rapid Notification Act of 2005
To provide assistance for early warning systems in foreign countries.
Sponsor: Rep. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.R.2668 Policyholder Disaster Protection Act of 2005
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the creation of disaster protection funds by property and casualty insurance companies for the payment of policyholders' claims arising from future catastrophic events.
Sponsor: Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1137 Responding Equitably, Swiftly, Proportionally, and On-time to Natural Disasters Act of 2005
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to improve Federal response to disasters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

Oversight Hearing:
June 8, 2005: "Research and Development to Protect America's Communities from Disaster," Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
June 13, 2006: Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Hearing on "Federal Emergency Resonse Management: Where Does FEMA Belong?"
June 22, 2006: House Committee on Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, Hearing on "Securing the Bureau of Reclamation's Water and Power Infrastructure: A Consumer's Perspective."
July 27, 2006: House Committeeon Government Reform, Hearing on "Code Yellow: Is the DHS Acquistion Bureaucracy a Formula for Disaster?"
July 27, 2006: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Hearing on "The Stafford Act: A Path Forward for the Nation's Emergency Preparedness and Response System"
September 7, 2006: Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Hearing on National Emergency Preparedness, "One Year Later: Are we Prepared?"


S.1753 Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act
To establish a unified national hazard alert system.
Sponsor: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Most Recent Action: Passed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on October 20, 2005.

H.R.3524 Safe Communities Act of 2005
To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to encourage community safety by incorporating disaster mitigation and emergency preparedness into comprehensive land use planning and urban development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

Floods

S.49 Alaska Floodplain and Erosion Mitigation Commission Act of 2005
A bill to establish a joint Federal-State Floodplain and Erosion Mitigation Commission for the State of Alaska.
Sponsor: Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; hearings held in Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power.

Legislative Hearing:
July 12, 2005: Hearing to Consider Six Water Resources Bills, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power

H.R.103 Low-Income Families Flood Insurance Access Act of 2005
To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide a 50 percent discount in flood insurance rates for the first 5 years that certain low-cost properties are included in flood hazard zones.
Sponsor: Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity

Oversight Hearing:
July 12, 2005: "Flood Map Modernization and the Future of the National Flood Insurance Program," House Financial Services Committee

H.R.4650 National Levee Safety Program Act of 2005
To direct the Secretary of the Army to carry out programs and activities to enhance the safety of levees in the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. John Duncan (R-TN)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; hearings held in House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Legislative Hearing:
April 6, 2006: "H.R.4650, The National Levee Safety Program Act," House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment


Tsunamis

H.R.1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005
An act making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Most Recent Action: Became Public Law No: 109-13

S.50 Tsunami Preparedness Act
A bill to authorize and strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's tsunami detection, forecast, warning, and mitigation program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)
Most Recent Action: Passed by the Senate on July 1, 2005; referred to the House Committees on Science, Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, and Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

Legislative Hearing:
February 2, 2005: "The Tsunami Preparedness Act of 2005 (S. 50)", Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

H.R.1674 United States Tsunami Warning and Education Act of 2005
To authorize and strengthen the tsunami detection, forecast, warning, and mitigation program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to be carried out by the National Weather Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)
Most Recent Action: Signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 20, 2006.

Oversight Hearing:
January 26, 2005: "Tsunami Warning System," House Science Committee

S.452 / H.R.890 Tsunami Early Warning and Relief Act of 2005
A bill to provide for the establishment of national and global tsunami warning systems and to provide assistance for the relief and rehabilitation of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and for the reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries.
Sponsor: Senator Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ); Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Committee on International Relations, Committee on Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, and the Committee on Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards.

S.34 / H.R.499 Global Tsunami Detection and Warning System Act of 2005
A bill to provide for the development of a global tsunami detection and warning system, to improve existing communication of tsunami warnings to all potentially affected nations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT); Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Committees on International Relations and Resources, Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources and Fisheries and Oceans.

H.R.1550 Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction Act of 2005
To authorize assistance for the relief of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and for the recovery and reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries.
Sponsor: Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.R.882 Act to Require NOAA to Establish Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
To require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, through the National Weather Service, to establish a tsunami hazard mitigation program for all United States coastal States and insular areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards.

H.R.465 Act to Establish Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
To provide for the establishment of a tsunami hazard mitigation program for all United States insular areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (D-AS)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans.

H.R.396 Early Warning And Rapid Notification Act of 2005
To provide assistance for early warning systems in foreign countries.
Sponsor: Rep. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on International Relations

H.R.1489 / S.361 / H.R. 1584 Coastal Ocean Observation System Integration and Implementation Act of 2005
To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal ocean observation system.
Sponsor: Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest (R-MD); Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Most Recent Action: Passed by the Senate on July 1, 2005; hearings held within the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, and Oceans.

H.R.5265 Community Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program Act
To provide grants to certain areas to prepare for a tsunami.
Sponsor: Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR)

Most Recent Action: Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Weather/Climate Related Issues

H.R. 50 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act
To codify the mission and purpose of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including a congressional mandate for the National Weather Service
Sponsor: Rep Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
Most Recent Action: Passed by House Science Committee on May 17, 2005; hearings held within the House Resources Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans.

Legislative Hearing:
May 19, 2005: "The NOAA Act (H.R. 50)," House Resources Committee

Oversight Hearing:
March 30, 2006: "National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)," Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
September 29, 2006: House Committee on Science, Hearing on "GAO Report on NOAA's Weather Satellite Program"


Wildfires

H.R.2875 / S.1238 Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005
A bill to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to provide for the conduct of projects that protect forests, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR); Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Most Recent Action: Became Public Law No: 109-154



Wind Hazards: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Storms

S.4005 The National Hurricane Research Initiative
A bill to provide funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of hurricane movement and intensity in order to acheive greater hurricane preparedness.
Sponsor: Sen Martinez, Mel (R-FL)
Most Recent Action: Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on September 29, 2006.

H.R. 3645 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina
A bill to make emergency supplemental appropriations to meet immediate needs arising from the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Most Recent Action: Became Public Law No: 109-61

H.R. 3673 Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina
Making further emergency supplemental appropriations to meet immediate needs arising from the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Most Recent Action: Became Public Law No: 109-62

H.R. 3768 Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005
To provide emergency tax relief for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Sponsor: Rep. Jim McRery (R-LA)
Most Recent Action: Became Public Law No: 109-73

H.R. 3971 QI, TMA, and Abstinence Programs Extension and Hurricane Katrina Unemployment Relief Act of 2005
To provide assistance to individuals and States affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Sponsor: Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
Most Recent Action: Became Public Law No: 109-91

H.R.4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006
Sponor: Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Most Recent Action: Passed by the House on March 16, 2006.

Oversight Hearings:
June 29, 2005: "Severe Storms and Reducing Their Impact on Communities," Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
September 14, 2005: "Recovering from Katrina: The Next Phase," Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
September 15, 2005: "Back to the Drawing Board: A First Look at Lessons Learned From Katrina," House Government Reform Committee
September 20, 2005: "The Lifesaving Role of Accurate Hurricane Prediction," Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee

September 22, 2005: "Predicting Hurricanes: What We Knew About Katrina and When,"
House Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina
September 27, 2005
: "Katrina: The Role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency," House Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina
September 29, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: Assessing the Current Environmental Status," House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee
October 6, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: How is FEMA performing its mission at this stage of recovery," Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
October 7, 2005: "NOAA Hurricane Forecasting," House Science Committee
October 18, 2005: "A Vision and Strategy for Rebuilding New Orleans," House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittees on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, and on Water Resources and Environment
October 19, 2005: "Hearing to review hurricane relief response, focusing on the role of the Homeland Security Department," House Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina
October 20, 2005: "Expert Views On Hurricane And Flood Protection And Water Resources Planning For A Rebuilt Gulf Coast," House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
November 2, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina Response," Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
November 3, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: Why Did the Levees Fail?" Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
November 9, 2005: "A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to meet the Water Resources Needs in the Wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
November 17, 2005: "Hearing to Evaluate the Degree to which the Preliminary Findings on the Failure of the Levees are Being Incorporated into the Restoration of Hurricane Protection," Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
December 8, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: Perspectives of FEMA's Operations Professionals," Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
January 24, 2006: "Preparing for a Catastrophe: The Hurricane Pam Exercise," Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
February 2, 2006: "Hurricane Katrina: The Role of the Governors in Managing the Catastrophe," Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
March 1, 2006: "Winter Storms," Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
May 24, 2006: "2006 Hurricane Forecast and At-Risk Cities" Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction Hearing
June 7, 2006: "Outlook for the 2006 Hurricane Season" Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science Hearing


Volcanic Hazards

Oversight Hearing:
March 16, 2006: "Volcanic Hazards - Impacts on Aviation," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction

All Congressional Hearings Covered by the American Geological Institute
  • January 26, 2005: "Tsunami Warning System," Oversight Hearing within the House Science Committee
  • February 2, 2005: "The Tsunami Preparedness Act of 2005 (S. 50)", Legislative Hearing within the Senate
    Commerce Science and Transportation Committee
  • May 19, 2005: "The NOAA Act (H.R. 50)", Legislative Hearing within the House Resources Committee
  • June 8, 2005: "Research and Development to Protect America's Communities from Disaster," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • June 29, 2005: "Severe Storms and Reducing Their Impact on Communities," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • July 12, 2005: "Flood Map Modernization and the Future of the National Flood Insurance Program," Oversight Hearing within the House Financial Services Committee
  • July 12, 2005: "Hearing to Consider Six Water Resources Bills," Legislative Hearing within the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • September 14, 2005: "Recovering from Katrina: The Next Phase," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
  • September 15, 2005: "Back to the Drawing Board: A First Look at Lessons Learned From Katrina," Oversight Hearing within the House Government Reform Committee
  • September 20, 2005: "The Lifesaving Role of Accurate Hurricane Prediction," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee
  • September 22, 2005: "Predicting Hurricanes: What We Knew About Katrina and When," Oversight Hearing within the House Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina
  • September 27, 2005: "Katrina: The Role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency," Oversight Hearing within the House Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina
  • September 29, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: Assessing the Current Environmental Status," Overisght Hearing within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.
  • October 6, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: How is FEMA performing its mission at this stage of recovery," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
  • October 7, 2005: "NOAA Hurricane Forecasting," Oversight Hearing within the House Science Committee
  • October 18, 2005: "A Vision and Strategy for Rebuilding New Orleans," Joint Oversight Hearing with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittees on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, and on Water Resources and Environment
  • October 19, 2005: "Hearing to review hurricane relief response, focusing on the role of the Homeland Security Department," Oversight Hearing within the House Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina.
  • October 20, 2005: "Expert Views On Hurricane And Flood Protection And Water Resources Planning For A Rebuilt Gulf Coast," Oversight Hearing within the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  • November 2, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina Response," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
  • November 3, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: Why Did the Levees Fail?", Oversight Hearing within the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • November 9, 2005: "A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to meet the Water Resources Needs in the Wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
  • November 17, 2005: "Hearing to Evaluate the Degree to which the Preliminary Findings on the Failure of the Levees are Being Incorporated into the Restoration of Hurricane Protection," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
  • December 8, 2005: "Hurricane Katrina: Perspectives of FEMA's Operations Professionals," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • January 24, 2006: "Preparing for a Catastrophe: The Hurricane Pam Exercise," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • February 2, 2006: "Hurricane Katrina: The Role of the Governors in Managing the Catastrophe," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • March 1, 2006: "Winter Storms," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction Subcommittee
  • March 16, 2006: "Volcanic Hazards - Impacts on Aviation," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • March 30, 2006: "National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • April 6, 2006: "H.R.4650, The National Levee Safety Program Act," Legislative Hearing within the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  • April 18, 2006: "Earthquake Monitoring, Research, and Preparation," Field Hearing within the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • April 27, 2006: "Droughts," Oversight Hearing within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • May 24, 2006: "2006 Hurricane Forecast and At-Risk Cities" Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction
  • June 7, 2006: "Outlook for the 2006 Hurricane Season" Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science
  • June 13, 2006: "Federal Emergency Resonse Management: Where Does FEMA Belong?" Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
  • June 22, 2006: "Securing the Bureau of Reclamation's Water and Power Infrastructure: A Consumer's Perspective" House Committee on Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • July 27, 2006: "Code Yellow: Is the DHS Acquistion Bureaucracy a Formula for Disaster?" House Committeeon Government Reform
  • July 27, 2006: "The Stafford Act: A Path Forward for the Nation's Emergency Preparedness and Response System" Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • September 7, 2006: "National Emergency Preparedness: One Year Later, Are we Prepared?" Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
  • September 29, 2006: "GAO Report on NOAA's Weather Satellite Program" House Committee on Science


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