Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Landrieu & Vitter get $1.2 b. for coast

From Mary Landrieu's website:
U.S. Sens. David Vitter and Mary Landrieu announced passage of an amendment to the Budget Reconciliation Act today that would provide $1.2 billion for coastal restoration efforts in the Gulf States. The Vitter-Landrieu amendment passed by voice vote. This money is in addition to the $200 million for coastal restoration for states impacted by hurricanes and disasters that Vitter announced last week as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
That's good, but coastal restoration is estimated to cost $14 b. They'll have to keep fighting hard for the rest of that money.

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