H.R. 2103: To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to designate New Jersey Task Force 1 as ...

...part of the National Urban Search and Rescue System.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of May 22, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2103

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to designate New Jersey Task Force 1 as part of the National Urban Search and Rescue System.

1.

Addition of team to national urban search and rescue system

(a)

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, demonstrated the importance of enhancing national domestic terrorism preparedness.

(2)

Twenty-six of the 28 urban search and rescue teams included in the National Urban Search and Rescue System of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were called into action in the wake of the events of September 11th.

(3)

Highly qualified, urban search and rescue teams not included in the National Urban Search and Rescue System were the first teams in New York City on September 11th.

(4)

The continuing threat of a possible domestic terrorist attack remains an important mission for which the Nation must prepare to respond.

(5)

Part of that response should be to increase the number of urban search and rescue teams included in the National Urban Search and Rescue System.

(b)

Addition of new jersey task force 1

The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall designate New Jersey Task Force 1 as part of the National Urban Search and Rescue System.