Chairwoman Maloney to Announce Whole-of-Government Approach to Better Prepare for Extreme Weather Events Following Hurricane Ida

Oct 5, 2021
Press Release
Will Discuss New Legislation to Make the Federal Government a Stronger Partner with Local Communities to Combat the Climate Crisis

Washington D.C. (October 5, 2021)—Today, at 3:00 p.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a press conference to discuss legislation she is introducing to ensure the federal government is a stronger partner with local and state governments to better prepare for extreme weather events related to climate change.


The press conference will follow the Committee’s hearing with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, on the Biden Administration’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida.  The hearing will address efforts to accelerate recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida, and steps FEMA must take to implement an environmental justice strategy that will ensure equity in disaster recovery and build climate-resilient communities.




Chairwoman Maloney to hold press conference to announce whole-of-government approach to better prepare for extreme weather events following Hurricane Ida



3:00 p.m. ET




Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform


Jonathan Forgash

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Queens Together


Raya Salter

Senior Advisor, Justice 40 Initiative, WE ACT for Environmental Justice


Additional speakers to be announced



Media should RSVP to for dial-in information.




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