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FEMA money starts flowing again


Over the weekend, the Federal Emergency Management Agency once again started pumping thousands of disaster recovery and mitigation projects across the country with federal funding after postponing the payments in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

“We are in the process of working with our state and local partners across the country to get these projects moving again and to continue to help support their recoveries,” the agency said in a blog post over the weekend.

Congress appropriated another $2.65 billion in new money for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund. The agency may get more money for its disaster fund once Congress passes a final spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2012.

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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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