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    President Obama on Hurricane Matthew

    President Obama gave an update on Hurricane Matthew after a meeting in the Oval Office that included Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and Deputy…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics including Hurricane Matthew’s expected landfall in Florida, a National Security Agency (NSA)…

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    President Obama on Hurricane Matthew Preparations

    President Obama spoke to reporters after he received a briefing on Hurricane Matthew at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He said Matthew was a serious storm, and that residents in southeast…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest talked about a range of topics at the daily press briefing including preparations for Hurricane Matthew. Other topics included the Justice Department’s announcement about a…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including preparations for Hurricane Matthew, the end of Syrian ceasefire negotiations with Russia, and…

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    Elizabeth, New Jersey, News Conference

    Congressional members joined with the mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, at a fire house to announce federal grant money that would help bolster the number of first-responders in the area. A…

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    Chris Currie on Disaster Preparedness and Assistance

    Chris Currie, with the Government Accountability Office, talked about funding for federal disaster preparedness and disaster assistance, as well as his office’s efforts to address management challenges facing those…

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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

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    Federal Disaster Response

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced H.R. 5177, the National Mitigation Investment Act of 2016 (NMIA), that would attempt to alleviate losses to residential and commercial…

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    Hurricane Preparedness

    President Obama spoke to reporters following a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Response Coordination Center on preparedness for the hurricane season that would officially…

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    Emergency Preparedness

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Department, the Government Accountability Office, and Federal Emergency Management Agency testified at a hearing on…

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    Disaster Preparedness and Response

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson participated in a panel discussion with state and local officials on how to respond to crises such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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    President Obama Remarks to the National Governors Association

    President Obama delivered remarks on a wide range of issues and took questions from members of the National Governors Association. The president and governors focused on issues states and…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on “Your Experience with State/Federal Emergency Management?” Recent campaign ads were shown. An ad released by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of issues, including the decision to shut down Los Angeles public schools following an e-mailed bomb…

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    Legal Issues in Emergency Preparedness

    Panelists discussed their experiences the legal and policy issues associated with natural disaster and threats and acts of terrorism, including issues involving the declaration and use of…

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    Lessons of September 11 Attacks

    Former and current New York City officials and the president of the September 11th Families' Association testified at a field hearing in New York City at the National September 11 Memorial and…

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    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked with Steve Clemons about the lessons of Hurricane Katrina and the status of disaster preparedness today. “Disaster Preparedness…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the 2016 presidential campaign, the Iran nuclear deal, and hurricane preparedness under Craig…

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    National Resilience Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Steve Clemons moderated a panel discussion about national resilience. Topics included the different meanings which had been given to the word “resilient.” “Resilient Nation: Strengthening Our Places”…

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