The 419-3 vote sent the aid package — likely the first of several — to the Senate in hopes of sending the bill to President Donald Trump before dwindling federal disaster reserves run out at the end of this week.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago this week, and lessons from past disasters will be needed to overcome the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Miles O’Brien to discuss how federal and state governments…
By PBS NewsHour
Facing Trump’s proposals for cutting programs that help minorities and the poor, Democrats scramble to make up for missed opportunities to protect them.
By Talia Buford, ProPublica
As the country faces an increasing number of billion-dollar disasters, federal officials are considering scaling back that spending, aiming to save taxpayer money and encourage states to prepare for disasters with their own resources.
By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
Residents and visitors of New Orleans, surrounded by the sound of church bells and jazz music, marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, remembering victims of the storm and celebrating the region's resiliency.
By PBS NewsHour
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- was widely blamed for a lack of preparedness and an inadequate response. FEMA was slow to deliver food and supplies and housed displaced residents in toxic…
By Laura Santhanam
Hurricane Katrina scattered thousands of Gulf Coast children nationwide. A decade later, are children in foster care safer in the event of a disaster?…
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