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CLYBURN TO LEAD BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO GULF COAST

August 8, 2007

Lawmakers Return to Region, Delivering on Promises, Establishing Partnership for the Future

WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced that he will be leading a bipartisan congressional delegation of approximately 15 House members, including the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, to the Gulf Coast region just prior to the two-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The trip, which runs from August 12-14, will allow Democratic Members to return to a region they visited a year ago and assess the impact of the legislation they passed in the first stage of their new majority.

“Last August, we came to the Gulf Coast region on the one-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to assess the recovery.” Clyburn said. “We set to work meeting with local officials, touring the region and determining the needs around infrastructure, education, health care, public safety and housing. We made a commitment to do better to help the Gulf Cost.”

“We took our work from that trip and applied it immediately, and in six short months of a new majority we delivered on our promises,” continued Clyburn. “Next week we must assess the progress in the Gulf Coast region, and establish a partnership for the future.”

The three-day trip will focus on the progress made and outstanding needs in the areas of education, housing, health care and infrastructure. In Louisiana, the lawmakers will hold a policy conference with local and state officials, visit the Lower 9th Ward, tour the St. Bernard Health Center, visit a New Orleans school, tour the New Orleans levee system, and visit the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. In Mississippi, Members will tour the consolidated Pass Christian school system, visit a family living in a formaldehyde-laced FEMA trailer, take a windshield tour of Pass Christian and hold a town hall meeting in Bay St. Louis on insurance reform.

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  1. November 6, 2007 8:37 am

    Congressman Clyburn, I am from Bonneau, SC. How are you? This is SSG. Thompson. I’m writing to you not on comments about the article but on a different matter. I’m currently deployed to Iraq. I’ve been here almost 13 mths. I re-enlisted April 16th for 3 years for a bonus. It took me a long time to to get some of my money. Here it is November 6th and I still haven’t gotten all of my money. Finance is saying they already paid me. I keep taking all of my bank statements and LES’S to re-enlistment to show them it was never posted in my account. All they keep saying is that they will send it back up. could you please help me in this matter. Thank you very much for your help. I can be reached at john.a.thompson1@us.army.mil.I really don’t appreciate the way they are treating me. I didn’t tell them that I would re-enlist for half the time so I expect them to give me all of my money.If they had owed me money, they would have taken it back already, all at once. I think it is a breach of contract. They weren’t truthful on their end of the deal. Thank you in advance for your help.

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