White House News

Disaster-Born Safety Rules Topple With Others in Trump Rollback

The Trump administration’s move to relax an Obama-era chemical safety regulation put in place after an explosion at a fertilizer plant is the latest example of the White House easing rules established in the wake of disasters. Trump’s professed goal …

White House Plans Youth Sports Concussions Summit

President Barack Obama is planning to host a White House summit on youth sports safety and concussions later this month. The May 29 conference will include athletes, parents, coaches, experts and other interested parties. Obama has expressed concern about concussions …

White House Expands Disaster Declaration in Oklahoma

Gov. Mary Fallin says President Barack Obama has approved her request to expand the disaster declaration in Oklahoma due to tornadoes. Fallin said Tuesday that the extension adds Canadian County to bring to six the number of counties eligible for …

White House Expected to Seek Billions in Sandy Disaster Aid

The White House is expected in the coming days to send Congress a multi-billion dollar request to fund recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which caused an estimated $71 billion in damages in New York and New Jersey. Congressional aides said there …

White House Denies Earthquake Aid for Oklahoma

The White House has denied a request from the state of Oklahoma for individual assistance for those affected by a series of earthquakes earlier this month. Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she’s disappointed and will consider other options, including a …

Australia’s Version of White House a Fire Hazard

Australia’s prime minister is looking for a new home after her official residence was declared a potential fire hazard with a leaking roof that needs replacing. Special Minister of State Gary Gray said in a statement Tuesday that Prime Minister …

White House: Irene’s Federal Cost $1.5 Billion

The White House estimated on Monday that Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers $1.5 billion in disaster relief, further ballooning a government account that was already the focus of fresh partisan friction between President Barack Obama and Congress. The preliminary …

White House Requests $5.2B in New Disaster Funds

The White House told Congress on Thursday there’s a need for more than $5 billion in additional disaster relief money, not even counting the billions that probably will be called for to help East Coast states hit by Hurricane Irene. …