Summary: H.Res.437 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (09/15/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Establishes the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina to conduct a full investigation, study, and report to the House on: (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, state, and federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the actual local, state, and federal government response to the Hurricane.

Directs the chairman of the select committee to consult with the chairman of a Senate committee conducting a parallel investigation and study about meeting jointly to receive testimony, the scheduling of hearings or issuance of subpoenas, and joint staff interviews of key witnesses.