October 8, 2007 -
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers insider alleges that the 40 pumps protecting New Orleans from catastrophic flooding still suffer from serious flaws that put the city's residents at risk -- and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has found her concerns so compelling that it's ordered the U.S. Department of Defense to respond to the charges.
October 5, 2007 -
A report released this week by the Government Accountability Office is critical of the way the Federal Emergency Management Agency administered an alternative housing program for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
October 3, 2007 -
Last week, I went to Washington, D.C. to speak to Congress about the need for bold federal action to jump-start the Gulf Coast recovery and make sure Katrina aid reaches those who need it.
July 25, 2007 -
A government audit has found that the federal Small Business Administration improperly canceled almost 8,000 loans it had promised to homeowners along the Gulf Coast after the 2005 hurricanes, according to the New York Times.
July 23, 2007 -
The People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Committee held a press conference this morning in front of their New Orleans office to protest the alleged withholding of funds from Hurricane Katrina victims by the American Red Cross.
July 19, 2007 -
At a hearing held today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, investigators released internal Federal Emergency Management Agency e-mails documenting that FEMA attorneys rejected environme
July 17, 2007 -
Alternet posted an excellent piece this week on how in the wake of Hurricane Katrina the Bush Department of Labor failed to carry out its purported mission of protecting workers' welfare. Reports Brian Beutler with the Media Consortium: