Lawmakers urge delay in possible job change for FEMA administrator

07/29/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate should tackle the issue of flood insurance rate increases before he moves to another job, according to Sens. David Vitter, R-La. and Mary Landrieu, D-La. The lawmakers wrote a letter to President Barack Obama that expressed concern about the possibility that Fugate will be nominated as Homeland Security secretary. "In light of the extremely serious challenges facing him under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), we both feel strongly that these challenges must be addressed in a very serious manner before he is promoted to any other position," they wrote.

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