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REMINDER: Berginnis to testify today (May 14) before a subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

by | May 13, 2014 | News & Views

Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia>
Hearings
The Role of Mitigation in Reducing Federal Expenditures for Disaster Response
Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia
May 14, 2014 2:30 p.m. EDT
Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda
The focus of the hearing would be to examine the potential relationship between investment in mitigation and disaster response and recovery expenditures, discuss the potential impact of mitigation investments on the sustainability and success of the National Flood Insurance Program, highlight innovative examples of mitigation incentives (including public/private partnerships) across the country, and offer suggestions for how to overcome barriers that may prevent or deter mitigation from being utilized across the federal government.
Witnesses
David MillerAssociate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Christopher CurrieDirector, Emergency Management and National Preparedness Issues
Government Accountability Office

Chad BerginnisExecutive Director
Association of State Floodplain Managers

Robert DetlefsonVice President of Public Policy
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Testifying on behalf of the BuildStrong Coalition

To view the hearing live, click here just prior to the meeting. There will be a link, but if you miss the hearing, a video recording will be available on the same site. ASFPM will provide Berginnis’ written testimony after the hearing.

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