Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina-logo

Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

United States House of Representatives

In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. The Committee was charged with conducting "a full and complete investigation and study and to report its findings to the House not later than February 15, 2006, regarding-- (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the local, State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina." The Committee presents the report narrative and the findings that stem from it to the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people for their consideration. Members of the Select Committee agree unanimously with the report and its findings. Other Members of Congress who participated in the Select Committee’s hearings and investigation but were not official members of the Select Committee, while concurring with a majority of the report’s findings, have presented additional views as well, which we offer herein on their behalf. First and foremost, this report is issued with our continued thoughts and prayers for Katrina’s victims. Their families. Their friends. The loss of life, of property, of livelihoods and dreams has been enormous. And we salute all Americans who have stepped up to the plate to help in any way they can. (Summary modified from the Preface.)

In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. The Committee was charged with conducting "a full and complete investigation and study and to report its findings to the House not later than February 15, 2006, regarding-- (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the local, State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina." The Committee presents the report narrative and the findings that stem from it to the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people for their consideration. Members of the Select Committee agree unanimously with the report and its findings. Other Members of Congress who participated in the Select Committee’s hearings and investigation but were not official members of the Select Committee, while concurring with a majority of the report’s findings, have presented additional views as well, which we offer herein on their behalf. First and foremost, this report is issued with our continued thoughts and prayers for Katrina’s victims. Their families. Their friends. The loss of life, of property, of livelihoods and dreams has been enormous. And we salute all Americans who have stepped up to the plate to help in any way they can. (Summary modified from the Preface.)
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In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. The Committee was charged with conducting "a full and complete investigation and study and to report its findings to the House not later than February 15, 2006, regarding-- (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the local, State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina." The Committee presents the report narrative and the findings that stem from it to the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people for their consideration. Members of the Select Committee agree unanimously with the report and its findings. Other Members of Congress who participated in the Select Committee’s hearings and investigation but were not official members of the Select Committee, while concurring with a majority of the report’s findings, have presented additional views as well, which we offer herein on their behalf. First and foremost, this report is issued with our continued thoughts and prayers for Katrina’s victims. Their families. Their friends. The loss of life, of property, of livelihoods and dreams has been enormous. And we salute all Americans who have stepped up to the plate to help in any way they can. (Summary modified from the Preface.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h


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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

32:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

34:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

33:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

30:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

33:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

32:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

22:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

30:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

27:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

19:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

28:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:37