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Craig Fugate

Getting the Budget Process Back on Track

Craig Fugate | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Craig Fugate

I can say with certainty that the current budget standoff has a real impact on our ability to ensure that a wide range of emergency personnel across the country have the resources they need to do their jobs and keep our communities safer and more secure.

Republican Lawmaker Publicly Thanks Obama One Year After Devastating Tornado

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Exactly one year after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) publicly thanked President Bar...

Obama Makes 'Heckuva Job' Jab

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked President Barack Obama what he had to say about growing skepticism on the part of the American people during a Thursda...

Biden Tells Flood Victims Government Shutdown Won't Affect Aid

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden assured Colorado flood victims on Monday that the looming government shutdown would not cause them to lose federal aid. D...

David Wood

In Superstorm Sandy, Resurrected FEMA Engages 'Whole Community' | David Wood | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Bill Carwile heard that some guy in New Jersey was complaining that the federal government hadn't helped him during Superstorm Sand...

FEMA Administrator Responds To Michael Brown's Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate dismissed criticisms of President Barack Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy lobbed by Michael Brown, who oversaw the ...

Amanda Terkel

Ron Paul Stands By FEMA Criticism | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With reports that Hurricane Irene killed at least 10 people, knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses and left many...

The Winter Danger That May Surprise You

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Shriver

A perfect storm of increased heating costs and record cold weather have forced many families already struggling with the recession to turn to potentially dangerous heating sources.

Cutting Red Tape and Helping Communities Rebuild

Craig Fugate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Fugate

Katrina survivors and volunteers from around the country continue to be the biggest contributors to the Gulf Coast's recovery. Their impact simply cannot be measured, neither can the inspiration they have provided to all of us.

Emergency Social Data Summit Highlights the Role of Social Media During Crises

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The bottom line here is that citizens, government, media and NGOs can collaborate in unprecedented ways using innovative technology.

The Other Essential Reform Joe Lieberman Is Blocking

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Caldwell

Not only has Sen. Joe Lieberman been working overtime to smother health reform, he's parked himself squarely in the path of another badly-needed, long-awaited change: FEMA.

Put Kids on Obama's New Orleans Tour

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Katrina affected everybody in New Orleans, but the long term effects of days in crowded shelters, months of homelessness, and years of changing schools have proved especially destructive to children.

Vitter's FEMA Block Just "Political Posturing": Gibbs

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the start of hurricane season just around the corner, the White House did not mince words Wednesday in blasting Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) for pla...

Craig Fugate, FEMA Nominee, Blocked By David Vitter

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Louisiana senator is stalling Florida emergency management director Craig Fugate's nomination as head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency ....

Giving FEMA the Green Light

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Caldwell

It is not enough to either sit by and hope that each president makes disaster-recovery a priority, or to spread urban legends designed to make FEMA as popular as Guantanamo Bay.