On the eve of taking control of Congress, Democrats are interested in forming an investigative panel similar to the 9-11 Commission to investigate who was responsible for the levees that broke during Hurricane Katrina and to probe the government's efforts to repatriate and rebuild this devastated city.More details here.
Advocates say the commission is needed to truly understand what went wrong to cause the flooding of New Orleans and the deaths of more than 1,300 people. They also say a commission would be a forum to discuss broad changes to the way the Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies do business and handle disasters.
The commission is being referred to as the 8-29 commission, after the date Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Key Democrats are considering creating a parallel to the 9/11 Commission to investigate what went wrong in New Orleans: