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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearings on Biggert Waters and the Response to Superstorm Sandy

On September 18, 2013 subcommittees of the Senate banking Committee (SBC) are holding hearings to discuss Biggert Waters and Superstorm Sandy recovery progress.

Biggert Waters: The SBC's Economic Policy subcomittee will hold a hearing to examine implementation of the Biggert-Waters Act one year after its passage. Witnesses include Sens. Vitter and Landrieu (the Louisiana delegation that has led the charge on delaying premium increases), Carig Fugate (FEMA Administrator), and Birny Birnbaum (Center for Economic Justice), among others. The hearing will take place on September 18, 2013 at 2:30pm. Learn more about this hearing.

Superstorm Sandy: The Senate Banking Committee Housing subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the progress on recovery and rebuilding after Supertstorm Sandy. Witnesses include Shaur Donovan (Secretary of HUD) and Peter Rogoff (FTA Administrator). The hearing will take place on September 18, 2013 at 10:30am. Learn more about this hearing.