Congressional leaders were preparing to rush through an aid package of about $10 billion requested by the White House for the Gulf Coast region today as President Bush made plans to visit the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.Individual contributions won't mean much when compared to $10 billion. (See my previous comments.)
Senate and House officials said this afternoon that the emergency money would be approved tonight without opposition. It was not immediately clear how many lawmakers in addition to the leaders in each chamber would be present for the vote, tentatively scheduled for 10 o'clock.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Congress prepares $10 billion aid package
New York Times reports that