Will review cleanup efforts after devastating flooding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman John Mica (FL-07), of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will review the status of cleanup efforts following the recent flooding in Louisiana. The oversight trip will survey the progress of response efforts to the devastation from the recent tropical depression and associated weather system.
“This is the worst natural disaster to hit the area since Katrina,” said Chairman Mica. “We need to make certain the federal government is responding appropriately and that community needs are being met.”
The oversight review will help Congress determine both the effectiveness of the response and what still needs to be done to aid in recovery efforts. Depending on the results of the review, a Congressional oversight hearing may be scheduled for a more extensive evaluation of the matter.
Chairman Mica heads the Committee’s Transportation and Public Assets subcommittee which oversees FEMA and their handling of natural disasters.
Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06) is leading the request for oversight of the response efforts and is helping to guide Chairman Mica and the Oversight Committee through the site during the official visit.