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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama will visit Texas on Tuesday, with stops in El Paso and a fundraiser in Austin, but he won't feel the love -- at least not from unhappy Republican lawmakers who see the administration's refusal to designate the wildfire-battered state a disaster area as the latest slap in the face to the very Republican Lone Star State.
The refusal by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give Texas disaster status, and the federal aid that goes with it, is the latest of the state's fights with the administration. The state and the Environmental Protection Agency have been battling over permitting under the Clean Air Act -- the federal agency even took over some state functions -- and NASA's decision not to give Houston, home to the Johnson Space Center, a retired space shuttle, sending them instead to California, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C.
Originally posted by imitator
I read somewhere today that Obama was in EL PASO talking about beefed-up security along the U.S. Mexico border and illegal immigration problems etc... I was thinking while reading this article that Obama is an illegal immigrate TOO...Where is ICE when you need them!!!
edit on 10-5-2011 by imitator because: (no reason given)