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February 13, 2019

Chairman Thompson Statement on Brock Long Resignation

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the below statement on the resignation of FEMA Administrator Brock Long:

“I hope the Administration will be forthcoming with Congress as to the reason for Mr. Long’s abrupt departure.  I also hope that the President will quickly nominate a capable replacement who has proven track record of emergency management.  The American public cannot afford a leadership gap at FEMA given the increasing devastation caused by natural disasters and after the inadequate federal response to Hurricane Maria in 2017.”

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