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Oversight Hearings Will Review Feds Response to Katrina

Reid Letter to Chairman Collins on Oversight Hearing, Wednesday, September 7, 2005: “Nearly four years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 sent a clear signal that we needed to be better prepared for major catastrophes on U.S. soil, the American people have a right to expect their government to perform better.” Senator Reid’s letter includes 13 statements and associated questions that address issues that target the federal government’s national disaster plan, mobilizing troops, and leadership issues.

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