Clyburn Statement On Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Aug 30, 2011 Issues: Congressional Issues

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall:

“In the six years since Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, my colleagues in Congress and I have worked to help the people of the Gulf Coast Region recover and rebuild for the future.  While much progress has been made, that work continues.   Our partnership for the future focuses on education, health care, housing, infrastructure, public safety and storm protection.

“As much of the East Coast now contends with Hurricane Irene’s destructive impact, we are thankful for the tireless efforts of local law enforcement and all first responders who have worked so hard to prepare and protect the public from harm.   After we assess the damage, Congress must take appropriate action to assist the recovery.  Because no matter what region of the country we hail from, we are all Americans.   Especially in times of crisis, Congress must put aside partisan differences and work together to do what’s right for the American people.”