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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Surprisingly, Democrats Find Their Minds -- if not their Spines

The Democrats issued a detailed plan to help in the post hurricane recovery. It surprising in its scope and detail. Remarkable really. They may not yet find their voice on pinning the blame where it lies, but this is the best contribution they could have made at this point. Hopefully it will get government moving.

The Raw Story | Advance: Senate Democrats issue relief plan for Katrina:

"Although the Congress last week appropriated $10.5 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Defense Department, it is clear much more will be needed given the enormity of this disaster. While government authorities and others assess the scope of the problem and decide how much additional funding will be needed to address specific problems, there are a number of legislative items the Senate can and should promptly approve that can help Katrina's victims. After the Senate has completed action on this emergency legislation, we hope the Senate will quickly provide significant new funding, and consider other substantive proposals that could help address short- and medium-term needs. These proposals must be followed by a much broader, long-term effort to rebuild and rehabilitate the Gulf Coast region and substantially improve efforts to prevent, mitigate and respond to future disasters."


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