Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced Leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee are proposing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency be eliminated. 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.
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Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced

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Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced

Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced

Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced

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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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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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Senate Committee Report

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

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

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.