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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Outstanding Need, Slow Progress


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This is a field hearing to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The hearing will begin at 9 AM Central Standard Time, 10 AM Eastern Standard Time.

To view the video of this hearing click here for panel one and here for panel two.


Panel 1

  • Donald E. Powell
    Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • The Honorable  Steven C. Preston
    U.S. Small Business Administration
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  • The Honorable  Pamela Patenaude
    Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • Gil H. Jamieson
    Deputy Director of Gulf Coast Recovery
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Gregory D. Kutz
    Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Services
    U. S. Government Accountability Office
    Washington, D.C.

Panel 2

  • The Honorable  C. Ray Nagin
    City of New Orleans
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  • Walter J. Leger
    Chairman of the Housing and Redevelopment Task Force
    Louisiana Recovery Authority
  • Suzanne T. Mestayer
    Chairman of the Board
    Greater New Orleans Inc.
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