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Mo Brooks, SBA, FEMA & Red Cross Holding Town Halls Today

by: mooncat

Sat May 07, 2011 at 08:33:34 AM CDT

Rep. Mo Brooks, along with a panel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Red Cross, will hold town hall meetings today to provide information on federal disaster assistance available to those who sustained losses due to the April 27 storms.

"I urge tornado victims to attend these meetings to better understand their federal assistance rights," said Brooks. "Some of it is in the form of loans, SBA long term low interest loans but there are also direct grants that you do not have to repay if you qualify, unemployment compensation, rents as you try to find a new place to live."

Rep. Brooks seems to have undergone a shift in his thinking toward federal assistance.  Last week I heard him say his office was working to make sure Tennesee Valley residence got all the help to which they were "entitled" and now he's talking about "rights" to federal assistance.  Will praising the social safety net be next for Mo Brooks? 

Town Halls will be at the following locations (all in Alabama!):

  • 9:00 am - Pisgah High School Cafeteria, 60 Metcalf Street, Pisgah, AL 35765

  • 11:30 am - Monrovia Community Center, 254 Allen Drake Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806

  • 2:30 pm - Tanner High School, 12060 Sommers Road, Tanner, AL 35671

  • 4:30 pm - Lawrence County Courthouse, 14330 Court Street, Moulton, AL 35650


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these Congresscritters (4.00 / 3)
have been less than impressive in the wake of these disasters

in fact pretty embarrassing to be honest

i know it's only been about ten days - but you need to be super quick in instances like these - it's not like these offices are doing anything else more important - you can put together a town hall in less than a day - i've done it.

is transportation being provided to these meetings?

No information on that (4.00 / 1)
But I can't imagine Mo Brooks bussing people into his Town Halls -- hope someone gets photos if he does, though.

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
Cough, cough, photo op, cough (4.00 / 1)

October 2012 was the 332nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last month with below-average temperature was February 1985. - N.O.A.A.

What! (4.00 / 3)
No meetings in Tennessee, Mo?

Now that was funny Doggone (0.00 / 0)

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