H.Res. 1577: Observing the fifth anniversary of the date on which Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, saluting the dedication of volunteers who offered assistance in support of those affected by the storm, recognizing the progress of efforts to rebuild the af

H.Res. 1577

Observing the fifth anniversary of the date on which Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, saluting the dedication of volunteers who offered assistance in support of those affected by the storm, recognizing the progress of efforts to rebuild the af

Sponsor
Rep. Anh Cao

Date
September 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1577 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep.  Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA) on July 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1577 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Expresses its support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina;
  • “Commends the courageous efforts of those who assisted in the recovery progress;
  • “Recognizes the contributions of the communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida to the United States; and
  • “Reaffirms its commitment to rebuild, renew, and restore the Gulf Coast region.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina inflicted catastrophic damage as a Category 3 hurricane and caused damage in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.