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Ex-FEMA Chief to Testify Again on Katrina Response

Brown appears at a hearing before the House Select Hurricane Katrina Committee, Sept. 27. At the time, he defended his actions, saying, "I  know what I'm doing and I think I do a pretty darn good job of it."
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Brown appears at a hearing before the House Select Hurricane Katrina Committee, Sept. 27. At the time, he defended his actions, saying, "I know what I'm doing and I think I do a pretty darn good job of it."

Former Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown testifies Friday before the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. Brown appeared before a House panel last fall.

Brown was criticized heavily after the storm, but investigators have since uncovered many layers of mistakes, both above and below Brown's pay grade.

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Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty, philanthropy, and voting issues.