Preventing Improperly Paid Federal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disasters

The purpose of this hearing was to examine the factors that influence improper payments in Federal agencies' disaster assistance programs… read more

The purpose of this hearing was to examine the factors that influence improper payments in Federal agencies' disaster assistance programs and the ability of agencies to identify improper payments and recoup funds from recipients of assistance. The hearing examined how agencies with a role in disaster response and recovery are improving their abilities to better track funds, identify improper payments, and implement plans to recoup funds. We discussed whether current standards for identification and recoupment of payments are adequate. 

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Member Statements

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Senator Mary L. Landrieu index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&&FileStore_id=24425cc1-9b4c-469f-b949-f09e874a9e5c" target="_blankview statement

Witnesses

Panel 1

Elizabeth Zimmerman

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Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery

Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Michael Chodos

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Deputy General Counsel, Office of Financial Program Operations

U.S. Small Business Administration

Panel 2

The Honorable Peggy Gustafson

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Inspector General

U.S. Small Business Administration

Matt Jadacki

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Assistant Inspector General, Emergency Management Oversight

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Preventing Improperly Paid Federal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disasters

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Program ID:
21985-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
342, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States