posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 01:06 AM
George Bush has pledged some funding for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. He has described this as a " down payment" on future funding for
rebuilding in the Gulf Coast and the surrounding areas affected by the storm. Exactly how much money will be awarded in the future has not been
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush signed a $US10.5 billion measure on Friday to speed federal aid to Gulf Coast areas devastated by
Bush and Congress have described the measure as a downpayment on what will be a larger amount of money to be made available in coming weeks.
The package was signed into law just hours after a few dozen of the 435 members of the House of Representatives met in an emergency session to approve
the spending. The Senate passed the measure on Thursday.
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After harsh criticism from a lot of corners , including here on ATS , it seems that the President has finally started to act to help in this area.
How long will it take for these funds to become available? I would hope that this funding , anf the troops and aid that has been promised, dont get
tangled up in red tape, taking even more time. Far too much has elapsed already.
The question remains , however , as to the fate of the people left in New Orleans and the areas affected by the storm. New Orleans is finally getting
some aid it seems, but the situation remains dire. It seems that governments are just not moving fast enough to cope with the disaster that is left
in the storms wake.
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