Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Louisiana’s Former Governors Line up Behind Congressman Baker

Louisiana's three Republican former Governors Mike Foster, Buddy Roemer, and David Treen sent a joint letter to the White House today appealing to President Bush to take a "second look" at Congressman Richard Baker's legislation (H.R. 4100) to establish the Louisiana Recovery Corporation.

"I am very grateful for the Governors' support and their hopes that we may reach agreement on this matter," said Baker. "As we move toward a Senate hearing in two weeks, it will be important for us to continue to make the case that the worst natural disaster in the nation's history merits special, if not unprecedented, national support if our state is to successfully rebuild and recover. I believe the Governors' efforts will help us in making that case, and I thank them for it."

The text of the letter, released with permission

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