Flooding Events: CRS Experts

Flooding Events: CRS Experts

Updated July 11, 2019 (R40882)

The following table provides the names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to flooding events in the United States. Policy areas identified include impacts, response and recovery, mitigation, and federal financing.

Legislative Issues

Name/Title

Phone

Email

Impacts

Displaced residents

Elizabeth Webster
Analyst in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Drinking water

Mary Tiemann
Specialist in Environmental Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Wastewater treatment

Laura Gatz
Analyst in Environmental Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Water treatment infrastructure funding/finance

Jonathan Ramseur
Specialist in Environmental Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Agricultural production

Megan Stubbs
Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

River barges, railroads

John Frittelli
Specialist in Transportation Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Highways and bridges

Robert S. Kirk
Specialist in Transportation Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Levees, dams, and shore protection

Nicole Carter
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Response and Recovery

Disaster declarations

Bruce R. Lindsay
Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Edward C. Liu
Legislative Attorney

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal disaster response and recovery

Elizabeth Webster
Analyst in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Natalie Keegan
Analyst in American Federalism and Emergency Management Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Eugene Boyd
Analyst in Federalism and Economic Development Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Bruce R. Lindsay
Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Public health

Sarah A. Lister
Specialist in Public Health and Epidemiology

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal flood insurance and levee certification

Diane P. Horn
Analyst in Flood Insurance and Emergency Management

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Small Business Administration disaster loans

Bruce R. Lindsay
Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Agricultural relief

Megan Stubbs
Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Rural development assistance

Tadlock Cowan
Analyst in Agricultural Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Rural land assistance

Megan Stubbs
Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Petroleum and hazardous substance spills and other environmental emergency response

David M. Bearden
Specialist in Environmental Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Jonathan Ramseur
Specialist in Environmental Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Debris removal

Linda Luther
Analyst in Environmental Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Debris removal—marine

Eva Lipiec
Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Evacuation

Bruce R. Lindsay
Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Department of Defense and National Guard Support

Lawrence Kapp
Specialist in Military Manpower Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Andrew Feickert
Specialist in Military Ground Forces

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Mitigation

Emergency planning

Diane P. Horn
Analyst in Flood Insurance and Emergency Management

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Shawn Reese
Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Floodplain mapping

Diane P. Horn
Analyst in Flood Insurance and Emergency Management

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Flood control, dams, and levees

Nicole Carter
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal disaster assistance

Diane P. Horn
Analyst in Flood Insurance and Emergency Management

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Edward C. Liu
Legislative Attorney

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Federal Financing

Disaster Relief Fund

William L. Painter
Analyst in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Tax relief

Molly F. Sherlock
Specialist in Public Finance

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

 

Edward C. Liu
Legislative Attorney

[phone number scrubbed]

[email address scrubbed]

Author Contact Information

Kevin A. Borden, Section Research Manager ([email address scrubbed], [phone number scrubbed])
Peter Folger, Section Research Manager ([email address scrubbed], [phone number scrubbed])