The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency defends to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. his actions after Hurricane Katrina. But a U.S. Senator from Missouri is not believing it. Former FEMA Director Michael Brown said he did a “pretty darn good job.” But Senator Jim Talent says Brown is going too far if he’s trying to exonerate himself – although the Senator does acknowledge there were also mistakes by local and state officials. Talent says he’ll be asking the next FEMA Director what he plans to do to better coordinate relief efforts between state, local, and federal officials.
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