Read the fine print: this is intended to shift the cost of transport and delivering supplies and relief to a disaster area from the FEMA to the recipients; the bill defines "administrative costs" as any cost associated with the transportation and delivery of supplies to a disaster area, EXCEPT those costs paid for by the recipients. This isn't about streamlining the agency or making anything more efficient, it is an attempt to shift costs to the people affected by the disaster. Let's look at it this way- we ALL pay taxes to the federal government so that everyone in the country can benefit from federally funded programs. FEMA gets a portion of that money, so we have all paid up front for their services (king of like paying car insurance). What this bill is doing is writing a law that says you, after already having paid for it, will now have to foot the bill to get the supplies and personnel (which you have already paid for) to where you are (a service you already paid for)- right when you are at the biggest monetary crisis you may ever face in your life. It is kind of like paying taxes to have that much needed freeway expansion then the DOT says (after it is started) "oh, by the way, you know how you already paid for that to be built and pay taxes to have it maintained? Well, we are going to let some Australian company levy a toll on it so you have to pay more money if you want to even drive in it" so you end up paying taxes for the road being built, continue paying taxes for it to be maintained, and never get to use it because you cannot afford the cost of paying some politicians' kick-back to the private company making money off it. It's kind of like that.