Congress has less than a month to tackle a long list of priorities before the end of the fiscal year. Not least among these to-dos is coming up with a Disaster Assistance bill to look after the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here are points Congress must weigh as it debates recovery funding.
Harvey could be the most costly natural catastrophe in U.S. history. But by focusing on resilience and restoring business operations, it might not need to be.
TSA and USCIS are moving to new headquarters buildings but not to the long-planned St. Elizabeth’s campus. Congress needs to start asking questions about whether these moves make budgetary sense and what will happen to the DHS HQ consolidation at St. Elizabeth’s.
The devastation wrought on Texas by Hurricane Harvey is drawing comparisons to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. While the both storms were severe, the comparison is not apt – and the difference between them is leadership.
While the 2017 hurricane season has been remarkably calm compared to the epic years of the past, there is a looming disaster if Congress does not reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It has until September 30 to reauthorize a program that five million policyholders are dependent upon for their security.
White nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville, Va., are guaranteed the right to free speech and assembly, but the U.S. Constitution also guarantees our right to take note of the extremists who participated in the rally. And to never forget them either. They are a cancer on America.
With John Kelly’s move to the White House to become President Trump’s new Chief of Staff, the “name game” of prospective candidates is underway.
In one of the most turbulent weeks in any presidential administration, Friday’s stunning announcement that DHS Secretary John Kelly would be the new White House Chief of Staff caught an already shell-shocked weary Washington by surprise.