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FEMA Director Defends FY2013 Budget at House Hearing

Craig Fugate testifies

Craig Fugate testifies

Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security reviewed the FY2013 Budget for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday morning. FEMA Director Craig Fugate testified.

The $13.5 billion request is $364.2 million below the FY2012 FEMA budget.

The request focuses on ensuring resilience to disasters and funds state and local programs at $2.9 billion, which is about $500 million more than was appropriated in FY2012. It proposes a new homeland security grants program to support national preparedness and response.

The Disaster Relief Fund is funded at $6.1 billion, which is a decrease of $987 million from FY2012.

Additional witnesses included Ross Ashley, executive director of the National Fusion Center Association; Jeff Caynon, president of the Houston, Texas Professional Firefighters Association; John Holmes, deputy executive director for Port of Los Angeles; Jim Mullen, president of the National Emergency Management Association; and Michael DePallo, director and general manager for the Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation.

Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:04pm (ET)

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