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Dec 04

In or Out? Why FEMA Should Remain Under DHS Leadership

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Recent disasters such as the Midwest floods, the California wildfires, and Hurricanes Ike and Gustav demonstrate that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has excelled under Department of Homeland Security leadership.  Recently, however, some critics have called for FEMA to be taken out of DHS jurisdiction and elevated to cabinet-level status.  Join us as our panelists explore why Congress should leave FEMA under the leadership of DHS. 

More About the Speakers

Rich Cooper
Catalyst Partners

Gerald Epstein
Senior Fellow,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Michael Wermuth
Counterterrorism and Homeland Defense Programs,
Rand Corporation

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Jena Baker McNeill Jena Baker McNeill

Policy Analyst, Homeland Security Read More