House panel to examine FEMA spending on disaster mitigation

By Andres Picon | 04/29/2024 06:28 AM EDT

The Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee held a similar hearing in March.

Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.).

Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.), chair and ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee focused on disasters, will hold another hearing this week on FEMA resilience efforts. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP

A House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee will question a Federal Emergency Management Agency official this week on the agency’s disaster mitigation spending.

The hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management — led by Chair Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and ranking member Dina Titus (D-Nev.) — will be the panel’s second hearing focused on FEMA programs in as many months.

Victoria Salinas, FEMA’s associate administrator for resilience, will be the sole witness Wednesday.


A fierce advocate of slashing government spending and one of Congress’ most outspoken critics of the Biden administration’s climate agenda, Perry is likely to use the hearing to scrutinize FEMA’s administration of billions of dollars in mitigation and resilience grants.