Monday, February 13, 2006
Brownie, as you know, has long since moved on (to the floor of Congress, where he's ratting out Bush). But back at the agency he left behind, they're still doin' a heckuva job:
A judge let the federal government Monday drop some 12,000 families made homeless by last year's hurricanes from a program that has put them up at hotels nationwide.Maybe the displaced families should get on the horn to France and Saudi Arabia.
FEMA has promised the evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that they will still receive federal assistance that they can use toward hotel stays or fixing their ruined homes, although the agency will no longer pay for the hotels directly.
Attorneys for the evacuees tried to get U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval to issue a temporary restraining order, saying the forthcoming money from FEMA won't be enough for reasonable living accomodations or for hotel stays.