Lawmakers heaped praise on the National Weather Service during the hearing, saying the agency performed exceptionally well.
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Lt. Gen. Robert Clark, commander of the 5th Army, was tapped Thursday to head the military task force for Hurricane Rita.
Bill would authorize $400 million in state grants to strengthen emergency communications systems next year and increase the amount annually to $1 billion by 2010.
TSA said it plans to conduct live tests at the end of the year.
House Armed Services chair wants to know if President Bush supports revising Posse Comitatus law.
The proposed law would prohibit the release of an alleged victim’s confidential information.
Military intelligence unit destroyed information linking hijackers to convicted terrorists before sharing it with federal law enforcement agencies.
Weather Service official detailed to audit federal relief spending.