US SB2863 | 2009-2010 | 111th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 10 2009 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2009-12-10 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Emergency Response Act of 2009 - Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to redefine "major disaster" as any natural disaster (including pandemics), act of terrorism, or other manmade disaster (under current law, any natural catastrophe) in any part of the United States that, in the determination of the President, causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance to supplement the efforts and resources of states, local governments, and disaster relief organizations. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate a representative to lead a working group with national organizations that represent state, local, and tribal government interests to prepare best practice recommendations for facilitating the flow of public health information to state fusion centers and the greater homeland security community.

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Emergency Response Act of 2009


Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR]


2009-12-10 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2009-12-10 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S12911-12912)


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