Lieberman, Obama and Landrieu will be holding a Senate Committee hearing on Katrina in New Orleans tomorrow. Also Lieberman has named Landrieu head of the new Disaster Recovery subcommittee…
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., chairman of the Senate
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said
he added two subcommittees, the Disaster Recovery
Subcommittee and State, Local and Private Sector
Preparedness and Integration Subcommittee, to concentrate on
areas that he thinks need more attention from Congress.
Landrieu said Lieberman has assured her that the new
panel “will have the full authority to do whatever it
takes” to examine the mistakes made during Katrina and
Rita and look for ways to avoid them in the future.
“Rest assured, I will use this authority responsibly
as we seek answers and work to craft solutions,”
On Monday, Lieberman and Landrieu will be joined by
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee member
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a Democratic presidential
candidate, for a field hearing on Katrina at the Supreme
Court in New Orleans.
File that away (for future reference)… Joe has given his word.
HOW TO WATCH: The committee hearings can be seen on the Web at http://hsgac.senate.gov, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. CNN is expected to cover some of the hearing live.