Emergency preparedness issues, including reauthorization of the predisaster mitigation program

hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, September 24, 2003
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