The congressional budget includes billions to fight the opioid epidemic, but some policy experts worry it's not enough to stop the problem.
The storm is expected to hit much of the East Coast with snow, ice, rain and strong winds, according to the National Weather Service.
In an effort to reduce hurricane damage, some members of Congress are proposing a new way to get people out of harm's way.
The FCC issued an order in 2016 to update emergency alert services, but lobbyists have delayed those updates' full implementation.
The Department of Homeland Security announced its decision to terminate the TPS designation given to Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The White House wants Congress to approve $44 billion for hurricane aid, but it's conscious of increasing the national debt.
According to the Department of Labor, the U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs in October. That's a big jump from the previous month.
When it comes to declaring emergencies, the type of emergency it is can determine how much funding the federal government will allocate to solve it.
It's been a busy few months for FEMA planning branch chief Dennis McKeown.
The California Department of Insurance said Thursday the flames caused more than $1 billion in losses across the region.
Ophelia's strong winds and heavy rain damaged buildings, uprooted trees and knocked out power for more than 350,000 residents.
Officials say the government and its partners are providing about 200,000 meals a day for more than 2 million people.