Bush Seeks $20 Billion More for Gulf Coast

February 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/27/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 8, p11
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The article informs that the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is seeking $19.8 billion more to help the Gulf Coast rebuild. The latest request would augment $87 billion the U.S. Congress approved since September to help the region rebuild after the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The new grants would be for flood mitigation through infrastructure improvements, real property acquisition or relocation and other means to reduce the risk of future damages and loss. Bush's funding request came one day after the federal post-hurricane effort was battered on Capitol Hill.


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