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H.R. 4823: FEMA Climate Change Preparedness Act

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Should the government’s primary disaster preparedness agency have to consider the effects of climate change when planning for the future?


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal government’s arm dedicated towards both preventing and recovering from natural disasters — such as floods, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. All those phenomena have grown worse in recent years, both in frequency and severity, due to human-cause climate change.

The agency released a long-term “strategic plan” every four years. The Obama-era 2014 plan mentioned climate change and discussed the ways ...

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Yvette Clarke

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019
Length: 24 pages
Oct 23, 2019

Introduced on Oct 23, 2019

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Oct 23, 2019

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