Senators want FEMA replaced; Bush team doesn't like proposal
Copyright 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By JULIA MALONE and KEN HERMAN
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The government's botched response to Hurricane Katrina shows that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is beyond repair and should be abolished, U.S. senators said Thursday.
With the next hurricane season just weeks away, a bipartisan Senate report concluded that the federal agency should be replaced with a new national response agency that would be part of the huge Homeland Security Department but would have greater independence than FEMA.