Key chairman promises flood reform after Houston damage tour
After visiting Houston over the weekend, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said he is more convinced than ever that the National Flood Insurance Program needs to be reformed.
Lawmakers vow to fight for full funding
Chesapeake Bay lawmakers are working to make sure that the final U.S. EPA spending bill for fiscal 2018 fully funds a pollution reduction program for the watershed.
Lake Okeechobee at risk of overflowing — Army Corps
The Army Corps of Engineers is warning residents of three Florida counties that Lake Okeechobee could overflow at construction sites along the Herbert Hoover Dike due to Hurricane Irma.
Army Corps, EPA prepare for Category 5 storm
In anticipation of massive amounts of rainfall from Hurricane Irma, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from Florida's Lake Okeechobee.
Harvey deal includes flood insurance extension
The federal flood insurance program would be extended until December under the Senate's Hurricane Harvey aid package, which would also nearly double relief funding from what the House passed yesterday.