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U.S. President George Bush said Sunday he would skip the Republican National Convention and head to Texas to be with hurricane evacuees and emergency personnel.
A year after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast and left New Orleans in ruins, President George W. Bush is still grappling with the political fallout from a federal response widely viewed as inept.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed David Paulison on Friday as director of the embattled Federal Emergency Management Agency, a job he has held on an acting basis since Michael Brown was forced to resign last September.
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By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. House of Representatives committees approved competing proposals to revamp the Federal Emergency Response Agency on Wednesday, reflecting the uncertainty over the future of the government's troubled disaster-response organization.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday signaled opposition to a Senate panel's call to dismantle the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the main focus of criticism for the administration's botched response to Hurricane Katrina.
By Jim Loney ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Sharply criticized for a sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina, top U.S. emergency officials on Wednesday announced an overhaul of disaster relief planning but put the onus on local responders and warned Americans to be better prepared.
By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former U.S. disaster agency boss Michael Brown's advisory role with a community recovering from Hurricane Katrina appeared on Wednesday to be over before it began amid confusion about whether he wanted a paid contract.
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Sharply criticized for a sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina, top U.S. emergency officials on Wednesday announced an overhaul of disaster relief planning but put the onus on local responders and warned Americans to be better prepared.
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