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July 14, 2020

Congressional Hearing Examining FEMA’s Role in Procuring and Distributing Pandemic Supplies

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Tuesday, July 14th, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a virtual joint subcommittee hearing on FEMA’s role in leading the procurement and distribution of pandemic supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical equipment, in response to COVID-19.

The joint hearing will be an opportunity for Members of the Oversight, Management, & Accountability Subcommittee, Chaired by Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), and the Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Recovery Subcommittee, Chaired by Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), to ask expert witnesses about continued challenges and delays in securing pandemic supplies, and how the Federal government and states can better coordinate the procurement of adequate supplies to ensure America is equipped to combat COVID-19 and future pandemics. This hearing will be streamed live on YouTube (link below).

Event details:

WHAT: Subcommittees on Oversight, Management, & Accountability and Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Recovery joint hearing: Reviewing Federal and State Pandemic Supply Preparedness and Response

WHEN: Today, Tuesday, July 14th at 12pm EDT


  • Craig Fugate, Former Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Mark Ghilarducci, Director, Office of Emergency Services, Governor’s Office, California
  • Chris Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, GAO

Updated info and livestream available here

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