Sunday, March 19, 2006

Storm aid - The Clarion-Ledger

Storm aid - The Clarion-Ledger:
"The House on Thursday passed a $19 billion aid package that was directed primarily to work in Louisiana that included $4.2 billion in Community Development Block Grants to help uninsured flood victims.

Bush asked for all that money to go to Louisiana. But the House wisely did not designate the money for any one state, leaving all affected storm victims including those in Mississippi eligible.

And 4th District U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, won a major victory when he got a $55 million amendment to rebuild two military exchange stores in Mississippi.

All storm victims deserve equal access to Katrina aid funds. But 'looting Louisiana?' We beg to differ."

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