Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced

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Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. i

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking minority member Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and committee chairman Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) preside over a hearing in Jan. 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty hide caption

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Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking minority member Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and committee chairman Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) preside over a hearing in Jan. 2006.

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Leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are proposing that FEMA be eliminated.

Senate Committee Report

Read the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's draft recommendations on fixing the nation's disaster response system.

After investigating the response to Hurricane Katrina, the committee releases a draft report recommending the creation of a new National Preparedness and Response Authority to replace FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security.

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