[StBernard] [LANDRIEU] Watch the New Orleans Field Hearing LIVE NOW

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Mon Jan 29 11:27:07 EST 2007

Watch the Katrina and Rita

Recovery Hearing in New Orleans


WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,
including Disaster Recovery Subcommittee Chairman Mary L. Landrieu, D-La.,
is today holding a field hearing in New Orleans on hurricanes Katrina and
Rita recovery issues at the Louisiana Supreme Court building. Federal,
state and local officials are testifying before the committee on a variety
of housing, public assistance and other aid programs intended to help the
region battered by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

You can watch the hearing LIVE NOW at CNN Pipeline by clicking here
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Note: You will need to purchase a $0.99 day pass to view the video.

Scheduled witnesses representing federal agencies are: Donald E. Powell,
Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding; Steven C. Preston , Small
Business Administration Administrator; Pamela H. Patenaude, Assistant
Secretary for Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development; Gil H. Jamieson, Deputy Director for Gulf Coast
Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency; and Gregory D. Kutz, Managing
Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations Unit, Government
Accountability Office

Scheduled witnesses representing Louisiana agencies are: C. Ray Nagin, Mayor
of New Orleans; Walter J. Leger Jr., Chairman of the Housing and
Redevelopment Task Force, Louisiana Recovery Authority; and Suzanne T.
Mestayer, Chairman of the Board, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Following the hearing, Sen. Landrieu will be leading a bus tour of
devastated areas in the city and surrounding parishes.

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