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Disaster Aid

Most Post-Disaster Funding Is a Disaster, How to Do It Right

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Beverly Bell

There is a pressing need to directly support communities following a catastrophe. There is also a widespread, compassionate desire to give. The question is, how do we avoid the six homes scenario?

Oklahoma Senators

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Lessons From Oklahoma

Jim Utterback | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Jim Utterback

In May of 2010, my house took a direct hit from a huge tornado. Following that, I applied for a FEMA grant in 2011 to build a storm shelter on campus that would be large enough for 6,000 people in Seminole and surrounding areas to take cover.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner Mum On Offsets For Oklahoma Disaster Aid | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered his prayers and sympathies to the people harmed by Monday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma....

Obama Fight With Republicans Could Have Scary Consequences

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

What does smaller government look like? The budget standoff between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans means Americans may soon find...

Sandy Heroes Still Need Our Help

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Hurricane Sandy. Many of us already have filed the disaster away in our dim, damp memory banks. Even for those of us who were caught in the storm, s...

Sandy and the Importance of Government

David Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
David Morris

When disasters hit, the government is the only agent with the authority and capacity to marshal and mobilize resources sufficient to the undertaking

Relief Money Still Available After Tornadoes

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The rash of devastating tornadoes early in the season across the Midwest and South wil...

Climate Change And Urbanization Will Impact Disaster Relief

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

* Expert poll shows changing face of humanitarian aid * Role of climate change and urbanisation to grow * Investment in ...

After Year Of Natural Disasters, States To Net Hundreds Of Millions In Aid

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is adding more than $300 million to the massive amount of financial assistance federal age...

U.N. Seeks $28 Million To Help Floods Victims In Philippines

AP | By BULLIT MARQUEZ | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

ILIGAN, Philippines -- A southern Philippine area devastated by flash floods that killed more than 1,000 people looks like it was hit by a tsunami, a ...

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A nearly empty House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending measure to avert a government shutdown ...

Elise Foley

Senate Turns To Plan B On Funding Government | Elise Foley | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a stopgap funding bill Monday to keep the government running, ending a weeklong battle over disaster aid that has turn...

Jennifer Bendery

FEMA Aide: Disaster Relief Funds Can Stretch Until Later This Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Administration won't run out of disaster relief money until later in the week, despite dire warnings fr...

Government Shutdown Looms As Congress Fights Over Spending

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press (AP) WASHINGTON -- Congress is once again allowing shutdown politics to bring the federal government to the bri...

Michael McAuliff

Pennsylvania Rep.: 'This Is Not The Only Disaster In America' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After first fighting to see the House pass a more generous disaster aid package advanced by the Senate, a Republican congressman now say...

Elise Foley

House Passes Funding Bill, Set To Die In Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans set the stage early Friday for another fight over government funding, passing a stopgap bill that Senate Democrats say...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Settle On Solyndra Language To Pass CR | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After an embarrassing failed vote on Wednesday, House Republican leaders have settled on plan B for passing a resolution to keep the gov...

Elise Foley

John Boehner: There Is No Threat Of Government Shutdown | Elise Foley | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday there is no threat of a government shutdown, downplaying whispers that he cannot control his...

Boehner Faces Tough Question After Surprising Loss

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans grappled Thursday with ways to revive a must-pass measure to provide billions of dollars in disaster relief and p...

Jennifer Bendery

Nearly All Democrats Buck Vote In Protest Of Paying For Disaster Aid | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6 p.m. -- The House on Wednesday failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded past next week, a major defeat f...

Jennifer Bendery

House GOP Leaders Insist On Paying For Disaster Aid Upfront | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders are gambling with the prospect of a government shutdown next week as they wait to see who will blink first in a fi...

Senate Passes Disaster Relief Plan, Sets Up Battle With House GOP

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting up a battle with the GOP-controlled House, Senate Democrats on Thursday muscled through a $7 billion bill to replenish nea...

Jennifer Bendery

Fight Over Offsets For Emergency Aid Hangs Over House | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday took a step forward in moving a nearly $7 billion disaster aid bill through Congress, though the proposal could be...

Both Sides Now: Obama vs. GOP/Perry vs. Social Security/Reagan vs. Cheney

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Mary Matalin and Ron Reagan sharply disagree on whether Obama was passionate or merely political in his jobs address, Perry presidential or just a "gunslinger" in his first debate, and author Cheney a brilliant strategist and/or war criminal.