disaster relief

Paul targets ‘duplicative’ FEMA payments

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is taking aim at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for “duplicate” disaster relief payments.

FEMA spent more than $50 million on disaster payments that were already covered by insurance companies, according to Paul’s report, adding that “paying for something twice is one of those things that give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. When it comes to disaster recovery, Uncle Sam often unnecessarily pays twice.”