Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed.
Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.
While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing.
On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income.
I have the highest number of Social Security recipients of any Member of Congress, and it is always good to hear about how women in their districts are affected by any changes, by the need for changes in Social Security.
Social Security is a plan that actually was designed in a much different time, in a different era, and with a different set of American demographics in mind.
The newer homes did not sustain as much damage because they were built to better safety codes; they were better designed, higher wind loads for the roof. All of those facets made those homes sustain the storm a whole lot better.
If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years.
The women who pass away before they receive Social Security, for them this is nothing but a tax from which they or their family will never receive a benefit.
The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups.
Let us face it, the U.N. has failed. It has failed in its mission to promote world peace.
Under the current pay-as-you-go Social Security system, not one person is actually guaranteed benefits.
As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day.
First, women are more likely to live in poverty during their retirement years than are men.