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Kate Sheppard

2 Years After Sandy, U.S. Disaster Policy Is Still A Disaster | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States, killing more than 70 people, causing $60 billion in damage ...

Sen. Landrieu's Plan: Handouts for Vacation Homes

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The government needs to stand up for little guy and help those who can't help themselves. Mary Landrieu's proposal to enact huge new subsidies for vacation homeowners is an outrage.

Thousands Displaced By Sandy Still Awaiting Flood Aid

Patch | Edward Van Embden | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

In New Jersey, thousands of families are still displaced with little indication of when and if they’ll be able to return to their pre-Sandy lives. T...

Why We Should Not (Always) Blame Congress

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

Congress and the president enacted an important piece of legislation that will affect millions of Americans. Surprisingly this new law has remained virtually unnoticed by the leading newspapers and television media.

Reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Introducing Long-Term Flood Insurance

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

Our attention to weather-related-disasters has faded, putting us in jeopardy when the next hurricane strikes the United States.

Laura Bassett

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Primarily Benefits The Wealthy: Study | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A policy research group study has found that the National Flood Insurance Program, a division of FEMA, primarily benefits wealthy homeowners who build...

With Northeast Underwater, Republican Obstruction Killed Flood Insurance

ThinkProgress | Pat Garofalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), blocked an extension of unemployment benefits, claiming that they objected to granting t...