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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:54 PM

Does Biden need to step in on Texas to help with disaster relief?

Or is that the last thing anyone wants him doing?

As an outsider, it just looks like all systems are failing and its just a shoulder shrug by Republiacan leadership in the state.

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Reply Does Biden need to step in on Texas to help with disaster relief? (Original post)
NCDem47 Feb 2021 OP
LakeArenal Feb 2021 #1
NCDem47 Feb 2021 #5
LakeArenal Feb 2021 #10
Walleye Feb 2021 #2
MuseRider Feb 2021 #4
Walleye Feb 2021 #9
lagomorph777 Feb 2021 #18
Iliyah Feb 2021 #21
MiniMe Feb 2021 #3
Autumn Feb 2021 #6
IADEMO2004 Feb 2021 #7
Mike 03 Feb 2021 #8
NCDem47 Feb 2021 #11
Mike 03 Feb 2021 #17
Make7 Feb 2021 #12
MagickMuffin Feb 2021 #13
Mike 03 Feb 2021 #14
Brainfodder Feb 2021 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2021 #16
sop Feb 2021 #19
Yavin4 Feb 2021 #20
RicROC Feb 2021 #22
Wounded Bear Feb 2021 #23

Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:55 PM

1. Biden should leave it to FEMA.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:58 PM

5. So, what's going on there with FEMA?

Are the still in the middle of things? Need to assess? Just feeling for those poor Texans.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:59 PM

10. Well it only 50% of Texas that sucks yet the government wanted to secede last week. Soooooo

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:56 PM

2. He immediately signed an order to send emergency funds to Texas. Didn't even ask for a favor

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:57 PM

4. Or a compliment!

Amazing isn't it?

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:59 PM

9. Right?😆😎

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:05 PM

18. He could have just chucked a few rolls of paper towels.

At Abbottoir's head.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:19 PM

21. Or a photo op . . .

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:57 PM

3. I thought he already did, yesterday

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:58 PM

6. They asked him and I believe he has provided it. Republican politicians can handle it from here.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:59 PM

7. Throw snow shovels. open warming center in mar-a-lago

Edit add

People need help help them. It's the right thing.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:59 PM

8. He is, isn't he? I just read he is sending generators and diesel fuel

for backup power and blankets and a bunch of other needed items (with FEMA).

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:01 PM

11. Good. I'm behind then in the news.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:04 PM

17. It's not easy to keep up with the news these days.

This only broke in the last hour or so:


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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:01 PM

12. 2/14 - President Joseph R. Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing.

The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all 254 Texas counties.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures for mass care and sheltering and direct federal assistance will be provided at 75% federal funding.

Jerry S. Thomas has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations for the affected area. Additional designations may be made later if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

https://www.fema.gov/node/613509

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:01 PM

13. AS PRESIDENT WOULD SAY "THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"



AND I'll add: One of those stars on the American Flag belongs to us Texans.


So, of course Joe would and is doing so.


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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:02 PM

14. Of course, Governor Abbott will take credit for this:

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:03 PM

15. Delays happen?

Where's Ted?



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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:03 PM

16. President's emergency declaration here.....

President Joseph R. Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Texas
Release Date Release Number
February 14, 2021 HQ-21-031

Link: https://www.fema.gov/node/613509#

Text:
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing.

The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all 254 Texas counties.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures for mass care and sheltering and direct federal assistance will be provided at 75% federal funding.

Jerry S. Thomas has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations for the affected area. Additional designations may be made later if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

But Joe should send Texas the bill with plenty of free market interest charges for late payments.

KY

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:08 PM

19. Biden should do everything in his power to help those affected by the storm's power outages.

He's not Trump. Joe is a decent, caring man who promised he'd be president for all Americans, whether they voted for him, or not.

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Response to sop (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 05:12 PM

20. You're right. That's why most of us here on DU will never be president.

And that's why Joe Biden is president.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 06:07 PM

22. Prez Joe should have called in Beto to the White House.

Bypass the QParty execs in Texas and have Beto discuss with him what should be done to help out. Publicly thank Beto for his astute input about the needs of Texans and then issue some executive action to help Texas.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 06:09 PM

23. Already on it. It's how it works when you have a real pres in charge...nt

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