Fri Apr 7, 2017
In a rare show of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans alike ganged up on FEMA and its contractor Wednesday for how it has handled the response to August’s historic floods in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area.
Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said FEMA spent $150,000 per trailer on a supposedly new and improved kind of manufactured housing unit when the same kind could have been purchased and installed in the Baton Rouge area for $50,000 or less, according to a story by WWL TV.
The acting director of FEMA, Robert Fenton Jr., said the agency is trying its best to try to deal with one of the worst flooding disasters in American history.
Additional Information: http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/fema-trailers-contractor-receive-bipartisan-bashing-1/429007765