Washington (CNN)The Federal Emergency Management Agency just foreshadowed a key plot line -- and protested against it, too -- in the new season of House of Cards on Twitter.
FEMA to House of Cards: No
At least, it did if you know what the Stafford Act does.
The Stafford Act, passed in 1988, gives the President the authority to declare national emergencies and disasters -- and then pump additional money into efforts to address those emergencies.
"Hey, Frank Underwood: We're not on board with claiming your own emergencies," FEMA tweeted, including a graphic explaining the Stafford Act.
If you're still planning to watch House of Cards' new season, this is a good place to stop reading.
In Season 3, main character Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey), who's now president, is frustrated that his jobs program has stalled in Congress -- and so he turns to the Stafford Act to declare unemployment a national emergency.
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.