An Examination of Federal Disaster Relief Under the Budget Control Act

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This report addresses traditional funding for major disaster declarations, workings of the President's Disaster Relief Fund, a basic overview of how disaster assistance is appropriated, what factors affect how much the federal government spends on disasters, how disaster relief is impacted by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, and what the policy implications are for disaster assistance under the constraints of the BCA, and the increasing number of disaster declarations and both the possible causes and likely cost implications of a greater number of declarations.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 8, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Lindsay, Bruce R.

Analyst in American National Government

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Painter, William L.

Analyst in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy

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McCarthy, Francis X.

Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 8, 2013
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United States
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This report addresses traditional funding for major disaster declarations, workings of the President's Disaster Relief Fund, a basic overview of how disaster assistance is appropriated, what factors affect how much the federal government spends on disasters, how disaster relief is impacted by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, and what the policy implications are for disaster assistance under the constraints of the BCA, and the increasing number of disaster declarations and both the possible causes and likely cost implications of a greater number of declarations.

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22 pages.

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