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Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management

Membership 114th Congress

Subcommittee Ranking Member

Andre Carson
Indiana ~ 07

Democratic Members

Eleanor Norton
District of Columbia ~ 00

Albio Sires
New Jersey ~ 08

Donna Edwards
Maryland ~ 04

Dina Titus
Nevada ~ 01

Peter DeFazio
Oregon ~ 04

Chairman

Lou Barletta
Pennsylvania ~ 11

Republican Members

Eric Crawford
Arkansas ~ 01

Scott Perry
Pennsylvania ~ 04

Ryan Costello
Pennsylvania ~ 06

Barbara Comstock
Virginia ~ 10

Carlos Curbelo
Florida ~ 26

David Rouzer
North Carolina ~ 07

Bill Shuster
Pennsylvania ~ 09

The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management is responsible for the authorization and oversight of federal real estate programs, including construction, repair, alteration, maintenance, and enhancement of such real property; the authorization and oversight of programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress; the authorization and oversight of programs addressing the federal management of emergencies and disasters; and a variety of measures affecting homeland security, including the all-hazards nature of the federal response to disasters and the Federal Protective Service.

The asset management activities of the Subcommittee jurisdiction include: improved grounds of the United States, generally, and measures relating to the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA)—the civilian landlord of the federal government—including the planning, site and design, construction, acquisition, and renovation of public buildings, courthouses, and border facilities, and the leasing of space for federal employees; the physical plant and infrastructure of the Capitol Complex and use of the Capitol Grounds; the facilities of the White House complex; the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution, including all new and proposed facilities; facilities of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Union Station Redevelopment; Judiciary Centers; measures relating to the location, use, accessibility, energy conservation, security, health and safety, and transfer or exchange of federal buildings; and the naming of federal buildings and courthouses.

The economic development activities of the Subcommittee include jurisdiction over the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the Department of Commerce, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Denali Commission, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the Northern Great Plains Regional Authority, the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, the Southwest Border Regional Commission, and the Northern Border Regional Commission.

The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction of federal management of emergencies and natural disasters includes Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) oversight and activities relating to disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, as well as programs relating to first responders.  These activities are authorized by the Stafford Act, the Homeland Security Act of 20002, Title VI of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, and the “Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act” (PKEMRA).  The Subcommittee is also responsible for the all-hazards nature of the National Preparedness System (“NPS”) and a national preparedness goal that is consistent with the National Incident Management System (“NIMS”) and the National Response Framework (“NRF”).  These programs, plans, and directives form the basis of the national approach to emergency preparedness and response.

Recent Activity

Sep 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will host a roundtable policy discussion tomorrow, September 22, entitled “Earthquake Early Warning in the Pacific Northwest: Preparing for the Big One.” The roundtable will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the HEDCO Ed

Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation to fund an earthquake early warning system that could save lives, reduce injuries, and mitigate infrastructure damage from the devastating effects of a major quake off the Oregon Coast. 

Jan 27, 2015 Hearing

WHAT:The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management will hold a hearing on: “Rebuilding After the Storm: Lessening Impacts and Speeding Recovery”
WHERE: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: 10:30AM, Tuesday, January 27, 2014

WITNESSES:

Dec 4, 2012 Hearing

WHAT:
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on “A Review of the Preparedness, Response To and Recovery From Hurricane Sandy”

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012; 10:00 AM

WHERE:
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Sep 20, 2012 Markup

WHAT:
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Markup on

  • H.R. 6430, the “Public Buildings Reform Act of 2012”

WHEN:
Thursday, September 20, 2012; 1:30 PM

WHERE:
2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Aug 16, 2012 Hearing

WHAT:
FIELD HEARING: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Hearing on “California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta:  Planning and Preparing for Hazards and Disasters”

WHEN:
Thursday, August 16, 2012; 9:30 AM

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