Senator introduces bill to shore up flood insurance program

Bill is a companion to a House measure approved by the Financial Services Committee in March and awaiting floor action.


Securities chief pushes Web tools for shareholders

Electronic proxy system would allow investors quicker access to company information, SEC chairman says.


Panel to consider bill revamping federal flood insurance program

Measure would raise FEMA's borrowing limit to operate the program from $18.5 billion to $25 billion.


Dispute over low-income energy assistance delays flood insurance bill

Without a hike in the federal insurance program’s borrowing limit, FEMA may be unable disburse checks to hurricane victims.


Compromise eyed on bill to create Katrina recovery organization

White House says it has already contributed a significant sum to rebuilding Louisiana.


Ex-FEMA head says White House warned about flooding

Michael Brown also says he was frustrated by Homeland Security Department bureaucracy and focus on terrorist threats.


Outlook uncertain for bill creating Katrina recovery organization

President cites fiscal, operational concerns in opposing measure.