Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
The Subcommittee conducts oversight of programs addressing the federal management of emergencies and natural disasters, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s other disaster management responsibilities; the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act and its mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs; the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act; and several first responder programs.
The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over agencies and programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, such as the Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and several other commissions.
The Subcommittee also is responsible for oversight of public buildings, federal real estate programs and the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is the civilian landlord of the federal government.
Issues and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee include: