Congresswoman Kat Cammack Named Ranking Member Of House Homeland Security Subcommittee On Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Press release from Congresswoman Kat Cammack

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security Ranking Member John Katko (NY-24) announced Congresswoman Kat Cammack will serve as the ranking member on the Committee’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

This subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction office. It also focuses on preparedness, response, resilience, and recovery efforts; emergency communications and interoperability; DHS grant programs; and preparedness for biological and chemical threats.

“It is an honor to serve as the lead Republican on the Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery Subcommittee. In Florida, we are all too familiar with hurricanes and other natural disasters, understanding the importance of the federal government’s preparation for and response to these events. Further, the global pandemic we’re all enduring challenges us to look beyond natural disasters as we recover from COVID-19. There is a lot of work to do in addressing the challenges facing our country, and I’m excited to work with my colleagues to find smart, achievable solutions,” said Cammack.

The full Homeland Security Committee will meet next week in Washington for its first hearing. The subcommittee hearing schedule has not yet been announced.