H.R.3659 - To reestablish the Federal Emergency Management Agency as an independent establishment in the executive branch that is responsible for the Nation's preparedness and response to disasters, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Introduced 09/06/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||09/20/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology.|
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Summary: H.R.3659 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/06/2005)
Establishes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as an independent establishment in the executive branch that is responsible for the Nation's preparedness and response to disasters.
Requires the Agency to be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall report directly to the President. Requires the Director to be appointed from among persons who have extensive background in emergency or disaster-related management.
Sets the Director's term of office at five years.
Repeals provisions of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 that are related to: (1) the definition of major disaster; (2) functions transferred with respect to FEMA; and (3) the role of FEMA.