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US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

FEMA A flood-damaged road in North Carolina. One of the bills would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by natural disasters. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2022
Government, Safety

US House Passes FEMA Recovery Bills

Rep. Peter DeFazio "In this era of climate crisis, no communities are safe from the potentially devastating impact of disasters," says Rep. Peter DeFazio, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman. (C-SPAN)

Legislation designed to facilitate recovery efforts for communities and commercial corridors hard-hit by severe-weather events recently advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

House Transportation Leader Advocates for FEMA Mitigation Bill

Washington flooding In this photo taken from a drone in November, farm fields and a road are flooded near Sumas, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Legislation designed to facilitate recovery efforts for communities and commercial corridors hard-hit by natural disasters is ready for debate before the U.S. House of Representatives, the chamber’s top transportation policymaker said recently.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 17, 2022
Government

FEMA Outlines Multiyear Plan, Guidance

Tornado destruction in Cambridge Shores, Ky. in December 2021 Tornadoes left a trail of death and destruction in Kentucky in December. (Liam Kennedy/Bloomberg News)

A multiyear strategic plan recently unveiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency outlined guidelines ensuring access to freight and commuter corridors during emergencies and preparing for the impact of severe-weather events.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 11, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

House Passes FEMA Aid Bills

Dallas freeze Dallas is frozen from a winter storm on Feb. 16. (LM Otero/AP)

Legislation designed to expedite post-disaster construction of infrastructure projects in states was easily passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

House Transportation Panel Approves FEMA Recovery Bills

Louisiana bridge damage A barge that was swept by Hurricane Ida's winds damaged a bridge that divides Lafitte, La., and Jean Lafitte, La. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Two bills designed to facilitate recovery efforts for communities and commercial corridors hard-hit by natural disasters were recently approved by the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 1, 2021
Government, Safety

House Panel Advances FEMA Relief Bill

Building destroyed by wildfire in Oregon The Oregon Department of Forestry North Cascade District Office was destroyed by a wildfire in September in Lyons, Ore. (Rob Schumacher/Statesman-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Legislation that would adjust the cost share of federal disaster assistance recently was approved by the House transportation committee.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2020
Government

House Democrats Press for FEMA Benefits

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is a co-sponsor of the bill. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would adjust the cost share of federal disaster assistance recently was introduced by top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Experts Stress Teamwork in Response to Natural Disasters

Truck in La. in Hurricane Laura A truck is stopped near an I-10 sign in Lake Charles, La., on Aug. 27 after Hurricane Laura passed through. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

As Hurricane Laura was bearing down on the Gulf Coast, disaster preparedness experts discussed how communication and partnerships between the transportation sector and emergency management agencies are vital components of effective responses to natural disasters.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Lawmakers Examine FEMA’s Disaster Response Policies

Livestock trailer in Gilroy fire A livestock trailer drives along Canada Road as the Crews Fire burns near Gilroy, Calif., on July 5. (Noah Berger/AP)

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted several congressional transportation leaders to examine the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ability to assist citizens during events that impede access to freight and passenger corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020

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