Udall Supports $10 Billion Hurricane Relief Package
Calls on Americans to give, sacrifice
(Westminster, CO) - Congressman Mark Udall released the following statement regarding relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina:
"Like all Americans I am horrified by the images of devastation in New Orleans and Mississippi. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims of Hurricane Katrina who have lost their homes and loved ones in this terrible disaster.
"In the face of this disaster, we must stand united in providing help to those people in need. I support the $10 billion hurricane relief package that Congress will approve this week. More federal resources will be needed, and I stand ready to support whatever is needed to rebuild and restore these communities.
"My office has been in touch with Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's office on how Coloradans can best help the hurricane victims. I encourage every Coloradan to reach into their hearts and their wallets and to give whatever they can to help the residents of the Gulf Coast region. Citizens can go to my website at www.house.gov/markudall for information on how they can help.
"The President has called on Americans to reduce unnecessary consumption of oil and gas and has indicated that any problems associated with energy production caused by Hurricane Katrina are being addressed.' I believe the President should call the leaders of American oil companies into the Oval office and make a case for their patriotic sacrifice in this time of crisis. With so many communities in the Gulf region brought down by this hurricane, it is unconceivable for any one to profit from these losses.
"With the help and determination of the American people, we will overcome this tremendous challenge, and once again, the good times will roll in New Orleans."