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(Washington, D.C.) -- Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today
announced that he and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will lead a
bipartisan delegation March 2 - 4 to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to
look at progress in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts by all levels of
government and charitable organizations. The delegation will look at the
effectiveness of recovery assistance, while ensuring the most resources
possible are reaching people directly.
Speaker's Press Office
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
from Hastert release....
"Hurricane Katrina affected thousands of families and businesses along the
Gulf Coast, and this Congress responded, sending billions of dollars in
assistance for cleanup and recovery," Speaker Hastert said. "It is also
important for us to get a first-hand look to ensure that federal dollars are
being wisely spent and that help is getting to the families, small
businesses and organizations that need it. I look forward to visiting with
the people of the Gulf Coast who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina as
well as with local, state and federal officials who are handling the
The delegation to the Gulf Coast will be announced this week.