Gov. Quinn Offers $45 Million for Disaster ReliefIllinois Governor Pat Quinn announcing a $45 million aid package for towns in Illinois still recovering from a tornado last November.
Nixon Criticizes Missouri Senate For Emergency Response Cuts"These dollars are essential to supporting our folks on the front line of emergency response. That's why the federal government provides this"
Overnight America: November 27th, 2012 - Melanie Pickens, Stephen Lynch
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Disaster Assistance Still Available in Southern Illinois
FEMA Provides Aid for Disaster-Stricken MissouriPeriod to register for FEMA aid ends July 8.
Funds, Supplies Flow Into Joplin for RecoverySupport continues to come in for the people of Joplin, Missouri.