A bill from Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.), titled the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act, was included in the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, making houses of worship permanently eligible for Federal Emergency Management Public assistance grants.
Several lawmakers on Tuesday warned that emergency alerts mistakenly dispatched to cellphones across the United States put American lives at risk, just hours after a false tsunami warning was delivered to some mobile users on the East Coast.
Federal Emergency Management Agency grants meant for disaster relief ended up going to unauthorized casino repairs and a $300,000 “bonus” to a contractor, according to a new audit by the inspector general.
Government officials are upset with an anti-Donald Trump chef who had a contract to serve meals in Puerto Rico during the hurricane recovery effort, but is now being criticized for being a self-promoter.
Republican Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.), John Cornyn (Texas), Ted Cruz (Texas), and James Lankford (Okla.) on Monday introduced a bill that would make houses of worship eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program grants.