FEMA Should Remain Within the Deparment of Homeland Security

After seeing the destruction of last year's hurricanes and daily dialogue with our nation's first responders and emergency managers, we have come up with a real remedy to heal this ailing agency. The legislation that I, along with other House members are introducing, would equip FEMA with the right tools, resources, guidance and leadership it needs to deal with any disaster our country may face. Whether we call the agency charged with emergency preparedness and response FEMA or something else, the Senate's report echoes our urgent call to strengthen disaster preparedness and response within the Department.