FEMA needs overhaul, says La. senator
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Military should be first responders in national disaster, senator says
By BRUCE HAMILTON
Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency must be restructured, and its officials should not be the lead responders in any national disaster, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told business leaders at the Greater Slidell Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday.
As the next hurricane season approaches, Vitter reassured the audience that he is pressing for federal bureaucratic reforms to prevent the kind of governmental failures that followed Hurricane Katrina, as well as lobbying for infrastructure to prevent flooding.
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