Thursday, July 13, 2006

Destroy FEMA and scatter its ashes to the four winds.

Senate approves proposal to revamp, rename FEMA:
"Legislation that would replace the Federal Emergency Management Agency with a new entity that would remain part of the Department of Homeland Security but report directly to the president during major disasters is nearing final Senate approval.

The proposal to replace FEMA with what sponsors call the Emergency Management Authority was added to a Homeland Security spending bill that is expected to win final Senate passage later this week. After the vote for the new agency, the Senate rejected an alternative proposal by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., that would return the agency to independent status it enjoyed before a 2003 reorganization.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., voted for both proposals, explaining afterward that she wanted to send a message to the House, which ultimately will have to agree on reform legislation, that people from her state want substantial reform."

What where's the assurance that what replaces it will be any better.

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