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Select Bipartisan Committee to 
Investigate the Preparation for and 
Response to Hurricane Katrina

Tom Davis, Chairman


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A Failure of Initiative: The Final Report of the Select
Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation
for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

 


On September 15, 2005, the House of Representatives approved H. Res. 437, which created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert named Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), the Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, to serve as the Chairman of the Select Committee.

According to the legislation creating it, the Select Committee is charged with conducting “a full and complete investigation and study and to report its findings to the House not later than February 15, 2006, regarding-- (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the local, State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina.”

The Select Committee will cease to exist 30 days after filing the report.

 

Recent News:

 

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Select Committee releases February 11, 2006 transcript: Michael Brown Deposition

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Select Committee releases final report: A Failure of Initiative

Wednesday, December 14,2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing "Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the State of Louisiana."

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing "Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the State of Mississippi"

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing "Hurricane Katrina: Voices from Inside the Storm"

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing "Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the State of Alabama"

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing "Hurricane Katrina: The Federal Government's Use of Contractors to Prepare and Respond."

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing "Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama"

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee Hearing featuring Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Press Release - Davis: "More Progress Needed in FEMA's Flood Map Modernization"

Monday, October 3, 2005

Press Release - Investigators Travel This Week to Three States Hit by Katrina

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hearing -  Select Committee Hearing: “Hurricane Katrina: the Role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency”

Press Release -
Davis Response to Comments by Democratic Leader Pelosi

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hearing - Select Committee to Start Hurricane Investigation by Examining Katrina Forecasts Key Questions: "What Did Officials Know About Potential Impact of Katrina? When Did They Know It? And, How Was The Information Conveyed to the Public?"


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Contact Info:

By Mail:

Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the
Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

U.S. House of Representatives
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

By Phone:

(202) 225-5220