Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Domenici: FEMA Dragging Its Feet.

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

A federal agency is moving too slowly at its task of paying the claims of Cerro Grande Fire victims, Sen. Pete Domenici said Friday.

The New Mexico Republican is particularly incensed at the Federal Emergency Management Agency because, with a deadline looming, policies are not in place for settling many of the first claims from the fire, he said in a news release.

He also is "angered and troubled by the many complaints coming to my offices regarding the sheer incompetence of FEMA" while dozens of business and residential claims for losses in the fire are still in various stages of the compensation process, Domenici said. …

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