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Democrats Deliver On Gulf Coast Recovery

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March 01, 2007
Thu, 03/01/2007 - 12:00am -- 1brightstar

Democrats came into the majority only two months ago, compared to the 18 months the Republican Majority and the White House have been in a position to address the needs of the Gulf Coast. Following is a list of activity in the House relating to Democrats' action Gulf Coast recovery efforts:

2/6/07-Hearing
Financial Services Committee,
Chairman Barney Frank (MA)
Federal Housing Response to Hurricane Katrina

2/14/07-Hearing
House Small Business Committee
Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
The Small Business Administration's Response to the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes

2/16/07-Bill Introduction
Jim Clyburn, Majority Whip,
Hurricane Katrina and Rita Federal Match Relief Act of 2007 which waives the 25 percent local funding match required under the Stafford Act and cancels the required repayment of Community Disaster Loans

2/22-23/07-Hearing in New Orleans
Financial Service Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
Maxine Waters (CA)
Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis in the Gulf Region Post Katrina: Why no Progress and What are the Obstacles to Success

2/28/07-Hearing
Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Chairman Mel Watt (NC)
Insurance Claims, Payment Processes in the Gulf Coast after the 2005 Hurricane

2/28/07-Hearing
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Homeland Security Management and Oversight
Chairman Christopher Carney (PA)
Reforming FEMA: Are we making progress?

2/28/07-Bill Introduction
Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
H.R. 1227, the Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007

3/1/07-Markup
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Chairman James Oberstar (MI)

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