Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
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The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
President Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Connecticut for the area affected by the October nor’easter.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says federal disaster recovery centers will open Thursday in each of Connecticut’s eight counties, with two in New Haven County.
State agencies, local governments and certain eligible nonprofit groups will receive more than a million dollars in reimbursement for their costs in the January 11-12 snowstorm. Governor Dannel Malloy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]
Governor Dannel Malloy has formally asked for a disaster declaration for the state as a result of last month’s record snowfall.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Connecticut’s appeal for financial aid for Fairfield County communities hit by a June tornando. FEMA initially denied the aid request last month, saying the […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to reconsider the denial of federal aid for tornado-related damage in Fairfield County. The delegation wrote to Obama on Tuesday saying the Federal […]