Workers pour into the streets in Washington, D.C., after an earthquake in 2011. Now, policymakers are looking for ways to ensure the area is safe and prepared for future natural disasters.
Following nearly 40 minutes of testimony, the senator spent about 30 minutes asking questions focused on situational preparedness and regional emergency plans nationwide, comparing and contrasting those with NCR emergency planning while emphasizing his six years as mayor of Anchorage, Alaska.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.