Earmarks for Disaster Preparedness
In the third of a five-day earmark report, Paul Singer talked about earmarks in a disaster mitigation grant program administered by FEMA.… read more
In the third of a five-day earmark report, Paul Singer talked about
earmarks in a disaster mitigation grant program administered by FEMA.
The earmarks were included in a 2008 omnibus appropriations bill. Mr.
Singer responded to telephone calls.
Joe Hunter, participating by phone, talked about a $250,000 earmark
sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) for the town of Yardley, PA
in his district. The earmark is designated for construction of "back
flow" inhibitors, designed to prevent water from backing up into
downtown. A major flood occurred in Yardley in 2006.
Also participating by phone, Maggie Brooks talked about a $1 million earmark sponsored by Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-NY) for the Monroe County, New York
Office of Emergency Preparedness in his district - specifically for a radiological emergency response plan. close
People in this video
- Maggie Brooks County Executive Monroe County, NY
- Joe Hunter Borough Council President Yardley, Pennsylvania
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