Beltane regarding that funding confusion, . . .
Petition Urges Congress To Fund FEMA, Not Trump’s Border Wall President Donald Trump has threatened a government shutdown over funding for the wall, while proposing to cut federal funds for the disaster relief agency. By Kaeli Subberwal - 08/30/2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/petition-fema-funding-border-wall_us_59a6e5d0e4b084581a14e6d2 ... The Care2 petition also criticizes Trump’s proposed cuts to FEMA’s funding. “This is an absolutely absurd and harmful plan and we can’t let it happen," the Care2 petition page reads. In July, House Republicans allocated $1.6 billion for Trump’s wall in their proposed homeland security budget. Although it still falls well short of what the Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall would cost to construct, $1.6 billion could make a major difference to the response to Hurricane Harvey, including in funding to FEMA. In his proposed 2018 budget, Trump suggested a $600 million cut to FEMA’s state and local programs. The 11 percent reduction from FEMA would make more funding available to the military. Noting that the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas have been devastating, the petition page goes on to criticize Trump for threatening a government shutdown if Democrats in Congress do not support funding for the wall.Next time you brag on Trump can you produce more than assurances, such as some links to substantive information that supports to your assessment. No doubt there is tons I don't know about the mechanisms and details of funding progress and such - so I'm open to any edification you care to offer. In the interest of constructive dialogue. :-)