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Official announcement on Fugate's selection to head FEMA



So here's the official announcement from President Obama regarding his pick of Craig Fugate, head of the Florida Emergency Management Department, to run the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"From his experience as a first responder to his strong leadership as Florida’s emergency manager, Craig has what it takes to help us improve our preparedness, response and recovery efforts and I can think of no one better to lead FEMA," Obama said. "I’m confident that Craig is the right person for the job and will ensure that the failures of the past are never repeated."

Fugate will join Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano tomorrow in New Orleans. No symbolism there or anything ...


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:30pm]


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