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Lott files FEMA bill (get out of Homeland Security)
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Edited on Thu Feb-16-06 09:55 PM by uppityperson

WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi proposed legislation today that would establish the Federal Emergency Management Agency as an independent, cabinet-level agency reporting directly to the President.

Lott's bill, called the Federal Emergency Management Improvement Act of 2006, would make FEMA a lead agency for the Federal Response Plan.

"I questioned the wisdom of placing FEMA" within the Homeland Security Department "anticipating all the red tape and decision-making paralysis that would result", Lott said, explaining one main reason for his initiative.

"Within hours of Katrina, my worst fears were realized, and even today, the impact of that decision is hurting our relief effort in Mississippi. Thousands of Mississippians remain without trailers and other support that should have been channeled through FEMA," Lott added.

Edited to add, now to do something about the person FEMA would report to.

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  -Lott files FEMA bill (get out of Homeland Security) uppityperson  Feb-16-06 09:53 PM   #0 
  - Wow, what a novel idea!  Canuckistanian   Feb-16-06 09:55 PM   #1 
  - I voted against Trent in his first election in 1972 and at every chance  Rowdyboy   Feb-16-06 09:55 PM   #2 
  - Trent is in a position to help take down the traitorous bastards  cryingshame   Feb-16-06 10:05 PM   #5 
  - He's pissed and-if he isn't returned to the leadership next year....  Rowdyboy   Feb-16-06 10:06 PM   #6 
  - If you think that racist ass will do anything, I want what you're smoking!  Zhade   Feb-16-06 11:19 PM   #10 
  - It's amazing what a little real world experience can do to one's POV.  Wordie   Feb-17-06 12:42 AM   #14 
  - Oh that's just great  Gman   Feb-16-06 10:02 PM   #3 
  - That is the one problem right now.  uppityperson   Feb-16-06 10:03 PM   #4 
  - Carter created FEMA as an independent, cabinet-level agency reporting  CottonBear   Feb-16-06 10:53 PM   #7 
  - I think the Department of Homeland Security will be abolished one day  wookie294   Feb-16-06 11:12 PM   #8 
  - You are an optimistic one.  hang a left   Feb-17-06 12:02 AM   #11 
  - "I questioned the wisdom of placing FEMA"  Geo55   Feb-16-06 11:18 PM   #9 
  - oh, perfect. now president "sits-on-hands" can read a goat book or eat  truthisfreedom   Feb-17-06 12:04 AM   #12 
  - Homeland Security is a dismal failure!!!  lovuian   Feb-17-06 12:32 AM   #13 
  - even broken clocks are right at least once a day.  xchrom   Feb-17-06 04:57 AM   #15 
  - That might help solve the FEMA problem.  tanyev   Feb-17-06 07:23 AM   #16 
  - FEMA's dragging its feet  zbdent   Feb-17-06 07:34 AM   #17 
  - If it passes, the signing ceremony can be on his new beautiful porch. n/t  triguy46   Feb-17-06 07:45 AM   #18 
  - It's a good idea. Never mind the source.  Vidar   Feb-17-06 09:23 AM   #19 

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