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Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

National House Committee

585 Ford House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515-6256

Phone: 202-225-3014

Fax: 202-225-6782

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Parent Committee: Transportation and Infrastructure


The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management oversees a broad range of federal programs and activities.

The Subcommittee conducts oversight of programs addressing the federal management of emergencies and natural disasters, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security's other disaster management responsibilities; the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act and its mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs; the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act; and several first responder programs.

The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over agencies and programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, such as the Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and several other commissions.

The Subcommittee also is responsible for oversight of public buildings, federal real estate programs and the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is the civilian landlord of the federal government.

Issues and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee include:

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) and the federal management of emergencies and disasters
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Denali Commission
Delta Regional Authority (DRA)
Northern Great Plains Regional Authority
Southeast Regional Commission
Northeast Regional Commission
Southwest Border Regional Commission
Public Buildings Service (PBS) activities including leasing, planning, site and design, construction, acquisition and renovation of public buildings, courthouses, and border facilities
Infrastructure of the Capitol Complex and use of the Capitol Grounds
Facilities of the Smithsonian Institution
Facilities of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Facilities of the National Gallery of Art
Facilities of the National Building Museum
International Center for Foreign Chanceries
Union Station Redevelopment
Judiciary Centers
Measures relating to the location, use, accessibility, energy conservation, security, health and safety, transfer or exchange of federal buildings
Naming of federal buildings and courthouses

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