Bush: Emergency Plans for All American Cities to Be Scrutinized

Disaster planning must be a "national security priority," says Bush


"For every dollar we spend on this means a dollar that's going to take a little bit longer to balance the budget," Hastert said.

Congress already has approved $62 billion (euro50.64 billion) for the disaster, but that is expected to run out next month.

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