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Survey shows mixed feelings on disaster response

More than 40 percent of Americans said federal agencies had done a bad or terrible job, but 35 percent rated the response effort as good or great.

Agencies grapple with managing displaced citizens

After evacuations, government faces huge challenge of providing long-term housing, education and jobs for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

GOP to create bipartisan oversight panel on Hurricane Katrina efforts

Chairmen may not be guaranteed a seat on the panel, and Democrats may not be given equal representation on the committee.

House, Senate set to move hurricane relief packages

Bills just the beginning of assistance, lawmakers say.

Senate panel may meet next week on Katrina response

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., said government officials at all levels share blame for "inadequate" preparedness and response.

Telework push fueled by Hurricane Katrina

OPM issues a memo encouraging federal employees to telework and GSA is offering them free use of telework centers.

Bush pledges to investigate administration response

Vice President Dick Cheney, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff dispatched to identify "bureaucratic obstacles" to relief effort.

Disaster response threatens to swamp Bush administration

For U.S. presidents, there is an unwritten rule book for disaster recovery, and the first rule is, "Act fast." The second rule is, "Send it all."

Military's Northern Command steps up response efforts

The deteriorating situation in Hurricane Katrina's wake illustrates just how heavily civil authorities have to rely on U.S. military forces in truly catastrophic circumstances.

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