Quantcast

White House: Irene’s federal cost $1.5 billion

WASHINGTON — 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 estimate, released by White House budget director Jacob Lew, is on top of $5.2 ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*