FEMA funding faces now familiar congressional wrangling
August 30th, 2011
05:11 PM ET
3 years ago

FEMA funding faces now familiar congressional wrangling

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As rescuers raced Wednesday to free people trapped by floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene, Washington politicians bickered over how to pay for it.

The same budget arguments that nearly brought the first government default in history earlier this month now raise questions about whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency will have enough money to deal with Irene's aftermath.

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