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Hurricane Season Bears Down as Bipartisan Lawmakers Push to Detach FEMA From ‘Partisan’ DHS

FEMA 'has gotten bogged down in bureaucracy' under DHS, Rep. Garret Graves tells Fox News Digital

With parts of the U.S. hunkering down for an intense hurricane season, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers is pushing to unchain the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the layers of government bureaucracy they say have “bogged” the agency down.

Reps. Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., and Garret Graves, R-La., come from two states that have traditionally borne the brunt of the summer storm season. They want House leadership to take up their bill aimed at elevating FEMA to a Cabinet level position as soon as possible ahead of the rough weather period.

“The predictions are not good,” Moskowitz said of the coming storm season. “But now is the time for people to prepare in the community. Now’s the time to take advantage.”

Read the rest of the story at FOX News.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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