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Director, FEMAGrade
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The Promise: "The FEMA Director will report directly to President Obama, serve a six-year term and will have professional emergency management experience."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Rebuilding the Gulf Coast and Preventing Future Catastrophes" dated 09/11/08.
Source: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/550006/barack-obama-2008-rebuilding-the-gulf-coast-and.pdf
Status:The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exists as a major agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Administrator for Federal Emergency Management (aka FEMA Director) reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Craig Fugate, former director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as FEMA Director on 05/12/09.

Mr. Fugate reported directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security throughout his period of service (05/09 to 01/17) in lieu of reporting to the President as promised.

This promise was not fulfilled.
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