Thursday, September 15, 2005


Important: If you are a displaced family

This isn't a done deal yet, but stay tuned:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is moving quickly to provide tax cuts and health care benefits to victims of Hurricane Katrina as government money continues to flow in response to the devastation.
Lawmakers were working on that aid as President Bush planned his fourth trip to the region to give a nationally televised address Thursday night on his recovery and reconstruction plans for New Orleans and other stricken areas.
An amendment adopted Wednesday by the Senate on a voice vote would provide more than 350,000 families left homeless by Katrina with emergency housing vouchers averaging $600 a month for up to six months.
Any displaced family, regardless of income, would be eligible for the program, which is slated to cost $3.5 billion over six months.

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