In the second of a series of reports from New Orleans, Chris Strohm details how agencies grabbed the reins in the absence of direction from FEMA.
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Says Congress should examine the relationship between federal, state, local officials in aftermath of catastrophes.
The panel will vote on Michael Wynne and Donald Winter, President Bush's picks to head the Air Force and Navy, respectively
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, suggests Pentagon "take a harder look" at its personnel proposal after DHS plan is postponed.
Too many projects slugged as "high priority" that should have been deemed lower priorities than levee protection.
Merging FEMA with DHS shifted the agency's energies away from its focus on natural disasters to terrorism response.
Administration officials and lawmakers working to ensure that emergency authorities are used properly.
As lawmakers consider another $50 billion for Katrina recovery efforts, two senators want to create a new federal entity to manage the relief work.
Although the National Response Plan gives DHS the ability to sidestep standard bureaucratic procedures in catastrophic situations, it isn’t clear if the department used that power.
Every affected household will be granted $2,000 in emergency disaster relief.