Recommendations made a year ago could have improved the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, commissioners say.
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In the third of a series of reports from New Orleans, Chris Strohm describes how agencies sent counselors and trauma units to the Gulf Coast region to help personnel cope.
Homeland Security Department ranks near the bottom of the list.
Analysis will overlook budget constraints, committee chairman says.
Senate Budget chairman says the federal government has spent $2 billion to fix the communication problem among first responders.
Armed Services chief says Katrina might require some "rethinking" of base closure commission's recommendations.
Homeland Security secretary says hurricane response effort won't impede effort to rearrange department by Oct. 1.
Senate Democrat works to keep statutory prohibition in place.