House panel approves an extra $1 billion for disaster relief
May 24th, 2011
07:42 PM ET
3 years ago

House panel approves an extra $1 billion for disaster relief

(CNN) - The House Appropriations Committee approved an additional $1 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday to ensure the agency has enough resources to cover disaster response efforts in Missouri and in other states recently hit by natural disasters.

Alabama Republican Robert Aderholt, who chairs the spending committee's panel that oversees FEMA's budget, pressed for the additional money to be added to the bill funding the department for the upcoming fiscal year.

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  1. GI Joe

    They'd better up that a lot more. God is mad at what the red states republicans are doing to the little people and he's going to give them all HELL.

    May 24, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  2. OneMoreTime

    This is not because the Republican House suddenly became compassionate. Their agenda is pretty obvious. They
    found a way to defund the energy efficient car plan, thereby keeping oil at the top of the list. This is not money,
    apparently for immediate use, it is for "the upcoming fiscal year". The Administration has not asked for this
    and if they had the Republicans would have said NO, as usual. What are they going to do about immediate needs,
    or is it a lie that FEMA is running out of money. I don't trust these weasles at all.

    May 24, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Raise more taxes if necessary, these people are losing everything except the clothes on their backs. Their families are split and some are dead. Republicans included.

    May 24, 2011 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. K3Citizen

    Wait.. we can afford to pay a billion dollars to these disaster areas? What are the insurance companies for? Any republican tea party member that voted yes for this is a hypocrite. They don't approve of government health care yet they can shell out billions to people who didn't have homeowner or business insurance.

    May 25, 2011 02:17 am at 2:17 am |