S.1748 - A bill to establish a congressional commission to examine the Federal, State, and local response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Region of the United States especially in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other areas impacted in the aftermath and make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses in the future.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY] (Introduced 09/21/2005)|
|Latest Action:||09/22/2005 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 220. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1748 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/21/2005)
Establishes in the legislative branch a bipartisan Katrina Commission to report to the President and Congress on : (1) the federal, state, and local response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Region of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other affected areas; (2) the circumstances surrounding the Hurricane's approach, and the extent of federal, state, and local government preparedness for and response to it; (3) planning necessary for future cataclysmic events that will require a significant marshaling of federal resources, mitigation, response, and recovery to avoid significant loss of life; (4) whether any decisions differed with respect to response and recovery for different communities, and what problems occurred as a result of a lack of a common plan, communication structure, and centralized command structure; and (5) immediate corrective measures that can be taken to prevent problems with federal response to future cataclysmic events.