Emergency management

May 30, 2019 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $19 billion disaster aid bill that's still crawling through Congress highlights the inconsistency of lawmakers, mostly conservatives, who stood resolute against such aid six years ago but demand it now that their states are under water. Then, relative GOP newcomers like Sens...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, second from right, meets with representatives of Rafael, a military and defense technologies development firm, during a trade visit to Israel Monday May 27, 2019. DeSantis is leading a delegation on a four-day trade mission to help boost the state's economy and solidify its bonds with Israel. (Jeff Schweers/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 8:21 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida. The Republican governor then signed...
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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen between a water fountain on Capitol Hill, Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 28, 2019 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $19 billion disaster aid bill (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Another conservative Republican has once again blocked efforts by House leaders to speed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to President Donald Trump's desk. Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie objected...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats appear likely to try again to pass a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill that's a top priority for some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies on Capitol Hill. A GOP conservative blocked an attempt late last week to pass the measure under fast-track...
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May 24, 2019 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to...
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May 24, 2019 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez says the Trump administration has notified Congress it will use a loophole in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says Congress was told Friday that the...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks to reporters just after the Senate passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Republican leaders agreed to Democrats' demand to toss out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to address a record influx of Central American migrants who are fleeing violence in Guatemala, Honduras and elsewhere and coming to the United States. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 24, 2019 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative House Republican complaining of Washington's free-spending ways has temporarily blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill. Texas Republican Chip Roy objected to speeding the measure through a nearly-empty chamber on Friday. He also complained that the...
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A Wendy's store in Percival, Iowa, is reflected in floodwaters from the Missouri River, Friday, May 10, 2019. The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
May 23, 2019 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rushing to wrap up a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid package, but only after Democrats insisted on jettisoning President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the southern border. The disaster package — which has...
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This image made from video provided by KWTV-KOTV shows two funnel clouds formed in Crescent, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2019. An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern Plains Monday, spawning a few tornadoes that caused some damage and a deluge of rain but no reports of injuries. (KWTV-KOTV via AP)
May 21, 2019 - 2:14 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Arkansas officials say crews are working to free a woman after she was trapped under a tree toppled by strong winds. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel says...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2006 file photo shows the international border line made up of bollards: irregular, concrete-filled steel poles, seperating Mexico, left from the United States, in the Organ Pipe National Monument near Lukeville, Ariz. The federal government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a this national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to government documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday waived environmental and dozens of other laws to build more barriers along the southern border. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 14, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates. The Department of Homeland Security on...
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