Explaining federal disaster relief funding (video)

The Federal Eye joined C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday morning to discuss the Senate’s agreement on a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Nov. 18, including money to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund. The segment includes a conversation with Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mayor Thomas M. Leighton (D), who describes the process of applying for federal storm assistance.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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