Congress Approves and President Signs Emergency Aid for Katrina Recovery
From Congress Daily via USCongress.com, "Lawmakers approved a $51.8 billion emergency aid package Thursday, as Republican leaders in both chambers were preparing to formally announce as early as today a delay of budget reconciliation deadlines to give Congress even more time to focus on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts."White House press release: On Thursday, September 8, 2005 the President signed into law: H.R. 3673 [Public Law No: 109-62], the "Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005".
Hurricane Katrina: What Government Is Doing
"Only 38 percent of Americans approve of the way Bush is doing his job overall, a record-low for this president in the NEWSWEEK poll."