Summer hurricanes, wildfires and storms loom as FEMA faces pressure to step up

Emergency agency pleads for more money from Congress as disaster declarations surge

By: - May 24, 2022 12:33 pm

The Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire on Sunday, May 8. The package tackles curbing global warming, which cases extreme weather events, like the historic wildfires we’ve seen in New Mexico this spring and summer. (Public domain photo via the National Wildfire Coordinating Group)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.