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Dec 16 2017
George Haddow hasn’t worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in nearly two decades. So he was surprised to receive an email in September asking him to return to work on a 30-day assignment in one of the country’s multiple disaster zones.USA TODAY
Nov 08 2023
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Thursday, Nov. 8 marks three months since wildfires ripped through Lahaina and other parts of Maui. According to Gov. Josh Green, to date, the American Red Cross Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and FEMA have housed over 8,000 displaced people and hotel workers. The governor also announced a Maui recovery fund aimed at quickly offering financial aid to families impacted byKHON 2
Oct 12 2017
President Trump on Thursday warned that this administration's response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico cannot last "forever."The Hill
May 11 2020
The top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee suggested on Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency tap the disaster relief fund to aid food banks that have seen a surge in demand as U.S. unemployment rolls surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appropriations ranking member Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and Homeland Security Appropriations ranking member Jon Tester, D-Roll Call
Oct 03 2022
FEMA administrator says agency will support ‘everybody’ after Republicans attack Harris equity remark
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell on Sunday responded to Republicans criticizing Vice President Harris for a remark she made stressing equity in the administration’s response to climate change.
On Friday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas asked Harris at a Democratic National Committee event about the Biden administration’s goals as a global influencer onThe Hill
Oct 07 2013
President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday to pressure House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to call an immediate vote on a clean government funding bill that would reopen the federal government after a week-long shutdown. During a visit to FEMA’s Washington headquarters, which like other federal agencies has seen its staff furloughed amid the budget stalemate,Washington Post
Aug 02 2022
President Joe Biden has chosen top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead the nation’s fight against monkeypox.
Robert Fenton of FEMA will serve as the White House National Monkeypox Response Coordinator, and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will be deputy coordinator, the White House said in a statement Tuesday.
Sep 02 2020
Joe Biden promised Wednesday that he would harness billions of dollars in FEMA disaster aid to pay for supplies like masks and hand sanitizer to help schools reopen, if he's victorious on Election Day.
The former vice president made that commitment during a speech in Delaware, kicking off a Democratic campaign blitz this week to blame President Donald Trump as parents and studentsPolitico
Aug 17 2020
Last weekend, President Trump did something unusual. He issued a memorandum authorizing states to tap the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) $70 billion Disaster Relief Fund to pay for enhanced unemployment benefits. The new benefits are intended to replace the $600-per-week pandemic relief benefit, paid out on top of regular state unemployment, that Congress passed in MarchGrist
Oct 03 2022
FEMA Administrator Assures ‘All Communities’ Will Get Hurricane Ian Relief Following Harris’ ‘Equity’ Comments
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell assured that everybody affected by Hurricane Ian will receive relief after Vice President Kamala Harris said that relief efforts should focus on “giving resources based on equity” to “communities of color.”
“It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues thatMediaite