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Waste and fraud in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Investigations.

Waste and fraud in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, June 14, 2006.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Investigations.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency -- Rules and practice.,
  • Disaster relief -- Corrupt practices -- Gulf States.,
  • Fraud -- Gulf States.,
  • Waste in government spending -- Gulf States.,
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .H5753 2006a
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 100 p. :
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16492311M
    ISBN 100160797004
    ISBN 109780160797002
    LC Control Number2008354529

      The Katrina experience left a number of Republicans gun shy about massive federal spending, and that played out in the aftermath of the Hurricane Sandy that struck the Northeast. Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Government officials testified about the initial activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to guard against waste, fraud, and abuse in thepost-Katrina relief and recovery efforts.

      Today’s New York Times fronts a story entitled “‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid.”. Among the many superlatives associated with Hurricane Katrina can now be .   It was established in in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region. It is the national coordinating agency for all man-made and natural disasters with Gulf Coast headquarters located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since , the NCDF has received over , complaints.

    J – Lessons from Hurricane Katrina suggest that the large influx of federal aid associated with the Hurricane Sandy relief will present the potential for fraud and waste, as well as an opportunity for whistleblowers to help remedy these abuses and potentially earn . Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster Jeremy I. Levitt, Matthew C. Whitaker, editors ISBN (cloth) University of Nebraska Press, The Repopulation of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina Kevin F. McCarthy, D. J. Peterson, Narayan Sastry, Michael Pollard ISBN (paper) RAND Corporation, G.


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Waste and fraud in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Investigations. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Waste and fraud in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Investigations.]. Hurricane Katrina was the largest and most costly disaster in American history.

More than 1, Louisiana residents lost their lives. Katrina produced the first mandatory evacuation in New Orleans history, and the largest displacement of people in U.S.

history; million. More thanNew Orleanians remain displaced. While federal and state governments continue to respond to this. WASTE AND FRAUD IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA Wednesday, J U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS, Washington, DC.

The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at a.m., in RoomCannon House Office Building, Hon. Michael T. McCaul [chairman of the subcommittee. Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina rumbled ashore, wreaking havoc across Louisiana, Mississippi, and the entire Gulf Coast.

Here are some of the best articles and books written about the storm in the decade that followed it, as selected by The Huffington Post's : Nick Baumann. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to respond to hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

GAO's previous work identified suspected fraud, waste, and abuse resulting from control weaknesses associated with FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) purchase card program.

The Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force has brought federal charges against individuals in 43 federal judicial districts across the country since Hurricane Katrina.

The scope of fraud and waste tied to hurricane relief efforts widened Monday, as officials announced charges against people and investigators questioned decisions ranging from $a-day. In this brief primer, Jacobin describes the hurricane, its aftermath, and what went wrong.

What happened on Aug. At AM, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the small Gulf Coast city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, about fifty miles from New Orleans. There was immediate flash flooding, with wind speeds exceeding miles per hour.

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast and generated a huge disaster. The storm flooded New Orleans, killed. These lessons are particularly important because funding that is lost to fraud, waste, and abuse reduces the amount of money that could be delivered to victims in need.

This book looks at the many challenges facing New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including the rebuilding efforts, insurance losses, re-establishing the health. 09/01/ In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government began pouring billions of dollars into New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region to aid recovery efforts—and the criminal justice system braced for the fraud and corruption that would surely follow all that money.

HURRICANE KATRINA: STOPPING THE FLOOD OF FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE. Date(s) Held: th Congress, 2nd Session. GPO Document Source: CHRGshrg Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.G 74/9. Witnesses. The estimate of up to $2 billion in fraud and waste represents nearly 11 percent of the $19 billion spent by FEMA on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as of mid-June.

1 | WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE IN KATRINA CONTRACTS I. INTRODUCTION In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Bush Administration turned to private contractors to provide relief and recovery services worth billions of dollars. In response, Democratic members of Congress urged that fundamental reforms be enacted to protect Gulf Coast residents and.

A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with historic ferocity, the federal government still doesn't know how many taxpayer dollars were lost to waste and fraud in the aftermath of the. Hurricane Katrina took place on August 23 rd,and lasted until August 31 st, A total of 1, people, died from this natural disaster and overfamilies were displaced.

Many say, these deaths could have been prevented should the government had taken effective and preventative measures. The Minority Office of the House Committee on Government Reform has issued a report, “Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Hurricane Katrina Contracts.” The Minority Office’s website says, ” In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Bush Administration turned to private contractors to provide relief and recovery services worth billions of dollars.

Federal Emergency Management Policy Changes After Hurricane Katrina Congressional Research Service Summary Reports issued by committees of the th Congress, the White House, federal offices of Inspector General, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), among others, concluded that the.

Witnesses testified about various cases of waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina Relief, by Keith Bea; CRS Report RS, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Its Role in Response to the Effects of Hurricane Katrina, by Gene Falk; CRS Report RS, The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act ofby Erika Lunder; and CRS Report RL, FEMA’s Community Di saster Loan Program, by Nonna A.

Noto and.Hurricane Katrina: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Worsen the DisasterThe BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its .The risk of fraud may be greatest in the industries that were hardest hit by Katrina: shipping, tourism, gambling, and fishing.

The more obvious frauds will include those committed by contractors and insurance policyholders who overstate cleanup and repair costs.