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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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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked about the agency’s preparation for the summer’s hurricane and tornado season, as well as flooding and other…

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    Communicators with TJ Kennedy

    T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), talked about the various aspects of constructing a national first responder communications network.

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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and resiliency.…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Public Health Emergency Preparedness

    Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) talked about U.S. public health emergency preparedness. They also discussed the Obama administration’s response to Ebola cases in the U.S.

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