Hurricane Irene Puts Spotlight on Partisan Battles Over FEMA Emergency Funding

The natural disaster streak of 2011 seems to be giving the apocalypse a run for its money and has left the U.S. government in need of even more. Devastating flooding in the Mississippi River Valley, deadly tornadoes in Missouri and an enormous hurricane on the East Coast have wrung all the spare change from a cash-strapped Federal Emergency Management Agency still reeling from Hurricane Katrina. But emergency supplemental appropriations that have traditionally passed quickly through Congress...Full Story
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