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    Homeland Defense and Civil Authority Panel

    Panelists talked about the coordination of state, local, and federal resources during domestic crises. They examined the legal and policy issues associated with the military and civil…

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    President Obama on Tornado Damage

    President Obama traveled to Arkansas to view the devastation from tornadoes and severe storms that took place April 2014. He made remarks after meeting with the families affected by this…

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    Senator Mark Pryor on Tornado Damage

    Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) gave a first-hand account of the tornado damage he saw while visiting areas in Arkansas affected by storms at the beginning of the week. Senator Pryor quoted…

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    Oso, Washington Mudslide Recovery

    President Obama made remarks in the Oso, Washington, firehouse after viewing some of the destruction and meeting with first responders, volunteers, and the families affected by the…

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agency’s $10.38 billion fiscal year 2015 budget request. The proposal includes $7 billion for the…

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    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 25th Anniversary

    Conservation advocates discussed the long-term impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill to mark the 25th anniversary of the tanker’s March 24, 1989, accident in Prince William Sound,…

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    Senator Landrieu on Flood Insurance Program

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) spoke about her legislation on the National Flood Insurance Program that would delay scheduled federal flood insurance rate increases for four years. The…

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    Senator Bill Nelson on Flood Insurance Bill

    Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) came to the floor to urge passage of a bill that would make changes to a 2012 federal flood insurance law. The measure would delay federal flood insurance…

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    U.S.-Philippines Economic Relations

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima spoke to the press after their meeting in the Treasury Department about the U.S.-Philippines economic…

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    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon End of Year News Conference

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a year end press conference. He said “a cessation of hostilities” would be necessary in order for political negotiations…

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    Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Officials from USAID and other international organizations testified on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They focused on food, medical, and reconstruction relief…

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    U.S. Military Aid in the Philippines

    Jim Michaels, a military reporter for USA Today and former Marine, talked by telephone about the role the U.S. military was playing in relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon…

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    Typhoon Haiyan International Relief Efforts

    Sharon Waxman talked about the work the International Rescue Committee was doing to provide aid to the Philippines which was struck by Typhoon Haiyan the previous week. She also talked…

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    U.N. News Conference on Recovery Efforts in the Philippines

    Officials updated reporters on the devastation to parts of the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan and on international disaster and relief efforts in affected regions.

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Pentagon spokesperson George Little updated reporters on the Defense Department’s disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

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    President Obama Remarks to FEMA Workers

    President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal government shutdown. He urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to call an immediate…

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    Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises

    Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, talked about his organization’s efforts to provide sustainable buildings and reconstruction projects after humanitarian…

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    President Bill Clinton and Governor Chris Christie on Governing

    Former President Bill Clinton and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke about leadership and governing issues, focusing on emergency planning and preparedness. Among the topics they…

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    Disaster Relief Spending

    Daniel Weiss talked about a Center for American Progress analysis of disaster relief spending that showed an estimated $136 B dollars spent from 2011-2013. Topics included how spending is…

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    Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

    President Obama made remarks in the Asbury Park Convention Hall after touring the rebuilt areas of the New Jersey shore area that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. President Obama…

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