Home

Blog

S. 1766, The Louisiana Katrina Reconstruction Act (5 comments ↓)

  • This item is from the 109th Congress (2005-2006) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.

S. 1766 would appropriate funds in 2006 for Community Development Block Grants, HOPE IV (public housing grants), HOME (affordable housing grants), and a new Louisiana Redevelopment Fund; to establish the Pelican Commission to protect the Louisiana coastal area from future flooding and to restore wetlands; for the Louisiana Department of Transportation to construct, repair, and expand roads, transit, and ports in Louisiana; to financial institutions with mortgagees who cannot make mortgage payments due to the disaster; to Louisiana for mitigation measures aimed at flood prevention; for infrastructure and economic assistance to affected utilities; for increased federal matching payments and assistance to states for the Medicaid program; and for payments to certain coastal states to share half of the receipts generated from oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. In addition, S. 1766 would increase tax exempt financing by creating ¿Hurricane Katrina Disaster Bonds.¿ S. 1766 would also require the Secretary of the Interior to convey a portion of the Outer Continental Shelf to Louisiana and direct the President to pay the wages of certain local government employees who participate in the recovery effort.

Learn More

From the Blog

The Costs of Katrina

Big ol’ Hurricane Gustav is a reminder of Katrina, of course, and things have gone quite a bit differently - in part because of good preparation, but mostly because of luck. When we were unlucky, we were really unlucky. The result was more than ...

Visitor Comments Comments Feed for This Bill

STOP THIS!

April 9, 2006, 5:45am (report abuse)

LOUISIANA IS A BOWL! THIS IS A WASTE OF MONEY! THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN! WHO IN HIS/HER RIGHT MIND WOULD REBUILD ON SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE DESTROY AGAIN!

LEAVE THIS STATE IN RUINS TO REMEMBER! or make it a park or history site! ACTS OF GOD ARE ACTS OF GOD TO IMPOROVE OUR LIVES! Not to continue with the same depresion!

Rich

August 7, 2006, 4:08am (report abuse)

Yeah, there's no reason to keep this city there if it's just going to be blown away. If there is some economic reason for it to be there then private industry will rebuild it.

Trey

August 7, 2006, 6:03am (report abuse)

Let private industry invest the money... don\'t use my tax money for more nonsense. AND OMG THAT confirmation code is hard to see!

Mike

August 7, 2006, 11:10am (report abuse)

Americans take for granted the trillions of dollars of infrastructure investments that have been put in place by the government. Having spent time in a third world country, where good paved roads are hard to come by, I appreciate the exceptional and expensive infrastructure we do have. Infrastructure enables an economy and it is the responsibility of the Governement to provide it.

ddsr

August 20, 2006, 10:43am (report abuse)

We have paid enough allready, Besides, most of it will be misused & stolen any way. Let the Dem,s in control down there clean up their own houise, they are all on the take.

RSS Feeds for This Bill

Keep yourself updated on user contributions and debates about this bill! (Learn more about RSS.)