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New Congressional Amendment Prepares For Mass Casualties in America

Last month, the US House of Representatives passed HR 6566 which is an amendment of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 that imbues the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”

In the anticipated event of a “mass fatality”, coordination and planning must be forefront of FEMA with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as referred by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (CTI). In the event that the Executive Branch or Congress declares a mass disaster caused by nature, a domestic terrorist attack, or any other man-made catastrophe, there must be a national plan to prepare for and respond to the incident.

Elected officials assume that in such an event, funeral homes, cemeteries and mortuaries would be overwhelmed should millions of Americans suddenly die in a tragic event. There must also be allowances for survivors of such an event.


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Not according to Govt Tracking Records...


From what I understand, this bill has only been introduced and sent to committee...NOT passed. This is the second DP post I have seen on this and it appears out of sync with govt tracking websites.


Introduced Sep 28, 2012

Referred to Committee Sep 28, 2012

Reported by Committee (not yet occurred)

Passed House (not yet occurred)

Passed Senate (not yet occurred)

Signed by the President (not yet occurred)

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 28, 2012, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
ALL ACTIONS: 9/28/2012:Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 9/28/2012:Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure 9/28/2012:Referred to House Homeland Security
Hopefully the Govt websites are correct?