Thursday, September 08, 2005

The latest on Katrina: Debit cards, FEMA, and $51.8 billion

Joe Gandelman has all the latest on Katrina -- debit cards for evacuees, Bush's $51.8 billion request to Congress, FEMA's blunders, images of the dead, Barbara Bush's foot-in-mouth comments, the expected economic fallout, political polarization, etc. -- in a long post over at The Moderate Voice.

For my recent posts at TMV, see here (Katrina and federalism), here (Bush/Pelosi), here (judging Rehnquist), here (anti-Roberts campaign), and here (spinning Katrina) -- most are variations of posts at The Reaction, though occasionally with additional analysis and commentary.

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  • As far as I know, that money (the $51.8 billion emergency supplemental bill) was unanimously passed by the Senate to pay for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. The White House budget chief said "substantially more" money likely will be needed in the weeks and months ahead. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said that the need for federal disaster aid could top $150 billion.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:24 AM  

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