Federal Coordinator Powell Outlines Progress Made, Priorities for Mississippi Rebuilding Post-Katrina - Testifies Before Senate Field Hearing in Gulfport [January 17, 2006]   [open pdf - 14KB]

In this press release, Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding Donald E. Powell outlined the progress made to date in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina struck and also discussed his overall role as well as the challenges and opportunities the region faces in the intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding effort. In remarks delivered at a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs field hearing convened at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Powell reiterated President Bush's commitment to do "whatever it takes" to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of Mississippi and the entire Gulf Coast. "The state of Mississippi is of great historical, cultural, and economic importance to this country, and we will make sure her citizens get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. Whole communities throughout the Gulf Coast have been ravaged by Katrina and Rita, and I am confidant that together we will see a better tomorrow for our fellow Americans in the affected areas," he testified.

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