Post-Katrina Focus Will Include Corps Bills

Ichniowski, Tom
September 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/12/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 10, p11
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This article reports that lawmakers already are seeking quick action on unfinished bills that deal with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a key player in the relief work after Hurricane Katrina. Emergency spending bills to cover immediate Gulf Coast repair and cleanup costs are on their way. It would be no surprise to see the Congress boost funding of the Corps in some or all of those measures and earmark projects for Louisiana and other storm-battered areas. Nearly all of the $10.5-billion emergency aid measure that President George W. Bush signed on September 2 went to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But more supplemental bills are coming and the Corps will get a share.


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