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Federal Disaster Aid

The Shameful Delay in Federal Aid for Sandy Relief

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Disaster relief and reconstruction is a central element of the fundamental, irreducible responsibility of government: security. If we are to live in a civilized community, we need to figure out a way to fund, develop and maintain enhanced disaster response capacity.

We Need a Federal Disaster Superfund

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

As we work to transition to a fossil fuel free economy and begin the long process of reversing the causes of climate change, we will need to adapt to the impact of the climate changes already underway.

Cuomo To Seek $30 Billion In Sandy Federal Aid

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to request $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, which heavily damaged parts of N...

Emily Swanson

Most Support Federal Disaster Relief: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that a large majority of Americans think the federal government should help provide assistance to those impacted by n...

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

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...

McDonnell Requests Federal Disaster Declaration For Quake

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has formally requested a federal disaster declaration for Louisa County, the epicenter of the Aug. 23 5.8 ma...