FEMA to House of Cards: No

Hey, Frank Underwood: We're not on board with claiming your own emergencies. #HouseofCards pic.twitter.com/XOnSFxRM6R

It’s a huge stretch of the law, but it clears the way for an Underwood stunt. The mayor of Washington then requests the funds, giving Underwood a way to test the effectiveness of his jobs program and pressure Congress to adopt it nationwide.