House Releases Lengthy, Scathing Report on Govt’s Flawed Response to Katrina

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 15, 2006

A Failure of Initiative: The Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, Washington, February 15, 2006:

  • Main Report (379 pages, PDF)
  • Appendices (141 pages, PDF)
  • Related government documents and news:

  • Expedited Assistance for Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: FEMA’s Control Weaknesses Exposed the Government to Significant Fraud and Abuse, GAO-06-403T, February 13, 2006. Highlights.
  • Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force Report, February 2006, Progress Report to the Attorney General (38 pages, PDF)
  • White House Press Briefing by Scott McClellan, February 14, 2006 – responses to questions concerning Katrina hearings/Secretary Chertoff
  • AP: White House Stands By Chertoff
  • AP: Chertoff Admits Lapses in Katrina Response
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