FEMA Rethinking Policy That Bans Churches From Disaster Aid
Texas churches suing to get aid given to zoos and museums
Agency asks for 2-month delay in lawsuit to review policies
Laurel Brubaker Calkins
Federal disaster-relief officials say they’re “considering making changes” to a policy banning churches, synagogues and mosques from receiving rebuilding aid that’s routinely given to other non-profits, such as zoos and museums.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency asked for a two-month delay in a lawsuit over the policy to give the Trump administration time to rethink its position, according to court papers filed Friday.