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January 16, 2006

Profile story on Senate Katrina investigator

Filed under: Congress and HLS — by Christian Beckner on January 16, 2006

The Kennebec (ME) Journal has a profile piece today on David Flanagan, who Sen. Susan Collins hired to lead the HSGAC’s Katrina investigation. The article quotes Flanagan on his expectations for the investigation in the first quarter of the year:

So far, nine hearings have explored levee construction and government responses to the emergency. Subjects that Flanagan’s committee is evaluating include emergency preparation, evacuation, the military response, FEMA and state initiatives.

The committee could develop legislation, although its content is undecided as the investigation proceeds. A series of hearings is expected later this month and in February. Staffers aim to complete their work by March 15.

“It’s going to be a very interesting period,” Flanagan said.

Yes, it will be interesting – and is something that I’ll be writing about frequently on this blog in the coming weeks and months.

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