Federal agencies FEMA and HUD are rebuilding an Obama administration program that redirected disaster survivors to apartments rather than trailers. The policy was reversed by the Trump administration and is now being reinstated by the Biden administration.
Hours before signing his landmark infrastructure bill into law, President Joe Biden announced that former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will lead a White House task force to oversee the $1.2 trillion spending plan.
Though the announcement was made earlier Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press conference later that afternoon that the president would visit Friday to assess the damage from the Category 4 storm, which made landfall Sunday. Details of the president’s trip to the Pelican State are sparse at this time.