Summary: S.1615 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/06/2005)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Restoration Act of 2005 - Reestablishes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as an independent establishment in the executive branch. Requires FEMA to be headed by a Director appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Requires FEMA to: (1) include all functions and authorities prescribed by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; and (2) carry out its mission to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards with a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program.

Requires FEMA to remain the lead agency for the Federal Response Plan.