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Report Concludes That FEMA Should Be Replaced

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking minority member Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and committee chairman Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) preside over a hearing in Jan. 2006.
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U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking minority member Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and committee chairman Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) preside over a hearing in Jan. 2006.

Leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are proposing that FEMA be eliminated.

After investigating the response to Hurricane Katrina, the committee releases a draft report recommending the creation of a new National Preparedness and Response Authority to replace FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security.

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Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty, philanthropy, and voting issues.