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  • Gulf Coast Rebuilding Program
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    Gulf Coast Rebuilding Program

    A town hall meeting with participants from all three Gulf Coast states hit by Hurricane Katrina was held at Dillard University to mark the second anniversary of the storm. Politicians,…

  • Hurricane Season Preparation
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    Hurricane Season Preparation

    A hearing was held on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s state of preparedness for the coming hurricane season. The committee also examined FEMA’s coordination with the preparations…

  • Democratic Radio Address
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    Democratic Radio Address

    In the weekly Democratic radio address Rep. Bennie Thompson talked about the first anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the fifth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist…

  • Hurricane Insurance Claims
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    Hurricane Insurance Claims

    The House Democratic Caucus Katrina Task Force held a Town Hall Meeting in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, to discuss the complications resulting from unpaid insurance claims and frustrations…

  • Fraud and Waste in Hurricane Katrina Relief Claims
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    Fraud and Waste in Hurricane Katrina Relief Claims

    Witnesses testified about various cases of waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They also focused on a General Accountability Office report on the…

  • Federal Response to Hurricanes
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    Federal Response to Hurricanes

    Representative Bennie Thompson talked about the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, especially emergency responses to the hurricane and its aftermath. As well as a report on the federal…

  • Democratic Discharge Petition Announcement
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    Democratic Discharge Petition Announcement

    House Democratic Caucus members talked with reporters at the Rayburn Horseshoe while the partisan Select Committee on Hurricane Katrina was questioning former FEMA Administrator Michael Brown.…

  • Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina Afternoon
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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In the first afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate relief and recovery…

  • Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Expenses
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    Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Expenses

    Democratic members of Congress spoke to reporters about Hurricane Katrina response and rebuilding efforts. They criticized the initial hurricane relief efforts and the leadership of…

  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
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    Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

    Representative Thompson spoke about Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in his district in Mississippi. He also discussed the federal response towards the devastation caused by the hurricanes.…