FEMA’s disaster relief fund is running low on cash. What happens now?

BY: - August 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund is in desperate need of cash, with the agency projecting at least a $4 billion deficit in the weeks ahead — even as the government responds to devastating fires in Hawaii and hurricane season continues. FEMA, however, won’t simply stop the response and recovery activities […]

Biden asks Congress for $40B for Ukraine aid, U.S. disaster response, border security

BY: - August 10, 2023

WASHINGTON —  The Biden administration is asking Congress to approve more than $40 billion in additional spending for Ukraine, border security, FEMA’s disaster response and wildland firefighters pay. The supplemental spending request comes in the middle of Congress’ annual August recess, giving lawmakers weeks to mull over the proposal for additional spending before returning to […]

More than $37B in disaster aid under scrutiny in congressional lame duck

BY: - November 29, 2022

The request comes on top of aid requests for COVID-19 relief and assistance to Ukraine.

Pa. Rep. Scanlon: House Republicans have blocked ‘much needed’ disaster relief package

BY: - May 28, 2019

In addition to hurricane-ravaged regions, the aid would go to areas devastated by wildfires, flooding, and tornadoes across the country.