Sep 25, 2017

09/25/2017: How FEMA has changed since Hurricane Katrina

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(U.S. Edition) We may be getting the first look at a Republican plan for tax reform this week. The details that are beginning to emerge indicate that there could be a 20 percent corporate tax rate, and fewer tax brackets for individuals. Afterwards, we'll discuss the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: the Graham-Cassidy bill, which the Senate Finance Committee is set to consider this morning. Plus, we'll visit FEMA's Atlanta Distribution Center to find out how the agency has changed the way it responds to natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

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FEMA’s Atlanta Distribution Center has been running for about 17 hours a day since Hurricane Harvey

Sep 25, 2017
FEMA's logistical response to disasters have improved since Hurricane Katrina.
David Johnson, manager of FEMA’s Atlanta Distribution Center, said the warehouse has been running for about 17 hours day since Hurricane Harvey.
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Latest GOP health care proposal would cut funds to some states, boost funds for others

Sep 25, 2017
The Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, would cause some states to win money and others to lose funds. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, by 2026, the effect of the bill’s repeal of ACA Medicare expansion and insurance subsidies in the individual marketplace would result […]

Charities want you to think about what happens next for disaster victims

Sep 25, 2017
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(U.S. Edition) We may be getting the first look at a Republican plan for tax reform this week. The details that are beginning to emerge indicate that there could be a 20 percent corporate tax rate, and fewer tax brackets for individuals. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare: the Graham-Cassidy bill, which the Senate Finance Committee is set to consider this morning. Plus, we’ll visit FEMA’s Atlanta Distribution Center to find out how the agency has changed the way it responds to natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

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