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Hurricane Katrina

Congressional Reports: H. Rpt. 109-396 – A Failure of Initiative: Supplementary Report and Document Annex by the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina (MARCH 16, 2006)

Cover A Failure of Initiative: Supplementary Report and Document Annex by the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina.The Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for the Response to Hurricane Katrina provides its Supplementary Report and Document Annex to accompany H. Rpt. 109-377 - A Failure of Initiative: Final Report.

The Supplementary Report (21.7 MB, 486 pages) is available as a single ZIP file. Documents within the ZIP file and in the browse table below are available in PDF format.

See Also: H. Rpt. 109-377 - A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

H. Rpt. 109-396 - A Failure of Initiative:
Supplementary Report and Document Annex
Document Section
File Size Number of Pages
Front Matter
99 KB
6
Former Undersecretary Michael Brown's Communications with White House Officials, Including The President, Reflected a Disregard for the Procedures of the National Response Plan
I. Introduction
39 KB
2
II. Brown Deliberately Ignored the National Response Plan
41 KB
5
Additional Views Submitted by the Select Committee on Behalf of Representative Charlie Melancon and Representative William Jefferson
31 KB
3
Document Annex
Ex. Ord. No. 12148. Federal Emergency Management
462 KB
10
September 2, 2005, Letter from Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
49 KB
1
September 4, 2005, Letter from Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
52 KB
1
September 5, 2005, Letter from Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
52 KB
1
September 7, 2005, Memorandum for Secretary of the Army/Acting Secretary of the Air Force
42 KB
1
American Red Cross Hurricane Action Plan
2.3 MB
23
August 26, 2005, National Hurricane Center Reports
330 KB
6
August 27, 2005, Letter from Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi to President George W. Bush
139 KB
3
August 28, 2005, New Orleans Weather Forecast Office Hurricane Katrina Advisory
313 KB
1
August 28, 2005, letter from Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi to President George W. Bush
145 KB
3
August 28, 2005, Federal Register Notice
238 KB
5
August 28, Letter from President George W. Bush to Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama
53 KB
1
August 28, Letter from Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama to President George W. Bush
87 KB
2
August 29, Letter from Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama to President George W. Bush
109 KB
2
August 28-29, 2005, Federal Register Notices
226 KB
5
August 26, 2005, Louisiana State of Emergency Proclamation
84 KB
1
August 27, 2005, Letter from Gov. Kathleen Babineauz Blanco to President George W. Bush
1.1 MB
7
August 27, 2005, Federal Register Notice
118 KB
2
August 29, 2005, Federal Register Notice
163 KB
3
Superdome Personnel, MREs, and Water from 28 Aug to 3 Sep
55 KB
1
August 27, 2005, E-mail from Kirstjen M. Nielsen (regarding Red Cross Hurricane Katrina prep)
68 KB
2
August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina Post- and Pre-Landfall Report #9, American Red Cross Disaster Operations Summary Report
273 KB
5
August 29, 2005, Col. Wagenaar's Situation Report
304 KB
7
September 15, 2005, E-mail from Tony Robinson to Jeff Smith
38 KB
1
September 4, 5 and 6, 2005, John Jordan E-mail Updates
273 KB
7
September 1-2, 2005, Emergency Evacuation by Buses
249 KB
6
August 31, 2005, Gary Jones E-mail (regarding Louisiana evacuees going to Houston)
38 KB
1
September 3, 2005, E-mail from Patrick Rhode to Michael D. Brown
44 KB
1
August 30, 2005, E-mail and Attachments from Ken Hill to Michael Brown et. al. (regarding designation of Principal Federal Official)
361 KB
7
August 29, 2005, New Orleans Helicopter Overflight - Observations by Marty Bahamonte, FEMA
96 KB
2
September 15, 2003, Letter from Michael D. Brown to Tom Ridge
530 KB
8
March 2005 Draft Memorandum from Michael D. Brown to Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security
656 KB
13
January 26, 2004, Concept Paper for Department Leadership Team Review, Department of Homeland Security
347 KB
7
December 7, 2005, Louisiana Totally Interoperable Environment, Prepared by Louisiana State Police
678 KB
11
December 29, 2005, Letter from Col. Henry L. Whitehorn, Superintendent, Louisiana State Police, to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis
227 KB
4
National Communications System
1.0 MB
24
September 1, 2005, E-mail from Michael D. Brown to Brooks Altshuler
40 KB
1
September 3, 2005, Correspondence from Gov. Blanco to President Bush (regarding appointment of Commander of Federal Joint Task Force Katrina)
283 KB
6
January 25, 2006, Letter with Enclosures from Paul McHale to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis
295 KB
6
September 2, 2005, FEMA Request for Department of Defense Support for Hurricane Katrina Relief
1.1 MB
22
September 2, 4 and 5, 2005, Letters from Govs. Riley, Barbour, and Blanco to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, Requesting Federal Funding for National Guard
131 KB
4
September 2, 2005, E-mails Regarding Request for Law Enforcement Assistance
63 KB
2
Emergency Management Assistance Compact Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
1.2 MB
25
Official Requests from Govs. Barbour and Blanco for Law Enforcement Assistance and Responses from Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security and U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales
458 KB
15
Emergency Management Assistance Compact Overview
546 KB
17
September 1, 2005, email from William Lokey to Patrick Rhode
39 KB
1
Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Louisiana and the Department of Justice
246 KB
6
September 6, 2005, Center for Disease Control Report
194 KB
4
December 8, 2005, National Disaster Medical Systems Release
484 KB
6
October 2005, DOD Provides Care to Spell Hurrican Relief, U.S. Medicine Information Central Article by Sandra Basu
433 KB
6
August 29, 2005, Memorandum for the Record E-mail Sent by Mark Roupas to Paul McHale
59 KB
1
September 4, 2005, E-mails Regarding Status and Recommendation on Mortuary Affairs Response to Katrina Relief
135 KB
3
Auust 30 and 31 and September 3, 6 and 9, 2005, E-mails Regarding Relief Efforts
132 KB
5
Army Corps of Engineers, Small/Local Business Update
102 KB
1
August 28, 2005, Correspondence Regarding Commodities Delivered
92 KB
3
December 6, 2005, Letter from William K. Kelley, Deputy Counsel to the President to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon
152 KB
3
February 21, 2006, Letter from Russel L. Honore, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis
73 KB
1
February 6, 2006, Letter from Paul McHale to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis
100 KB
2
February 10, 2006, Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, Subpoena to Michael D. Brown, Federal Emergency Management Agency
82 KB
2
December 14, 2005, House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, Subpoena to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
299 KB
6
September 9, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Ranking Minority Member Henry A. Waxman, House Committee on Government Reform, to Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security (regarding the Hurricane Pam exercise)
245 KB
5
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security (initial request for DHS documents)
80 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense (initial request for Pentagon documents)
84 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Lt. General Carl A. Strock, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (initial request for Army Corps documents)
78 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services (initial request for HHS documents)
86 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Andrew H. Card, Jr., White House Chief of Staff (initial request for White House documents)
75 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Governor of Louisiana (initial request for Louisiana documents)
87 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi (initial request for Mississippi)
82 KB
2
September 30, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Robert Riley, Governor of Alabama (initial request for Alabama documents)
87 KB
2
October 20, 2005, Letter from Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Minority Member, House Committee on Government Reform, to Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security (regarding Carnival Cruise Line contract)
342 KB
6
October 27, 2005, Letter from Rep. Gene Taylor to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis (regarding the need for a Select Committee hearing on housing)
62 KB
1
November 1 , 2005, Letter from Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security (regarding incomplete Catastrophic Incident Supplement to the National Response Plan)
331 KB
6
November 2, 2005, Staff Report for Rep. Charlie Melancon, Hurricane Katrina Document Analysis: The E-mails of Michael Brown
521 KB
9
November 9, 2005, Letter from Rep. Charlie Melancon to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis (regarding unanswered contracting questions)
697 KB
12
December 2005, Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division, House Committee on Government Reform, The Decline of the National Disaster Medical System
1.1 MB
22
December 1, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Andrew H. Card, Jr., White House Chief of Staff (second request for White House documents)
92 KB
2
December 6, 2005, Letter from William K. Kelley, Deputy Counsel to the President to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon (White House refusal to provide requested documents)
165 KB
3
December 7, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense (second request for Pentagon documents)
87 KB
2
December 7, 2005, Letter from Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis and Rep. Charlie Melancon to David Addington, Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President (second request for Vice President documents)
84 KB
2
December 13, 2005, Memorandum from Rep. Charlie Melancon to Members of the House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina (memo explaining the need for subpoenas)
1.4 MB
23
December 15, 2005, Letter from Rep. Charlie Melancon and Rep. Gene Taylor to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis (requesting a hearing on White House compliance with Committee requests)
374 KB
8
January 10, 2006, Letter from Rep. Charlie Melancon to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis (requesting that the Select Committee obtain drafts of the Catastrophic Incident Supplement to the National Response Plan)
172 KB
3
January 23, 2006, Letter from Rep. Charlie Melancon to Select Committee Chairman Tom Davis (regarding the need to enforce the Defense Department subpoena)
237 KB
4
December 14, 2005, Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, Motion to Subpoena to Harriet Miers, Counsel to the President (motion by Rep. Melancon to subpoena White House documents, rejected by majority)
279 KB
6
December 14, 2005, Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, Substitute Motion to Accept a Briefing from the White House (handwritten motion adopted by majority in lieu of requested documents)
221 KB
1
August 29, 2005, Homeland Security Operations Center, Spot Report #13 (describing Bahamonte eyewitness account of flooding and levee failure)
105 KB
2
August 29, 2005, E-mail from Brian Besanceney, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Public Affairs to John Wood, Chief of Staff, Department of Homeland Security, et al. (regarding the severity of the storm)
33 KB
1
August 29, 2005, E-mail from Patrick Rhode, Deputy Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, to Michael Jackson, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (regarding the severity of the storm)
57 KB
1
August 29, 2005, National Weather Service, Bulletin: EAS Activation Requested; Flash Flood Warning (first official government confirmation of levee failure)
46 KB
1
Citations
533 KB
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