From the AP last weekend:
The Senate is preparing its own inquiry into the Katrina response. It was due in late March, but has been delayed by at least a month.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Maine Sen. Susan Collins, has held 21 hearings, interviewed over 290 witnesses and reviewed more than 820,000 documents throughout the course of their bipartisan investigation into the government’s preparation and response to Hurricane Katrina.
The report “further underscores the need for fundamental changes to ensure a better response to future disasters,” Collins said.
I’m expecting that this will be a top-notch, authoritative report on Katrina, so hopefully it will be out very soon. This delays means that the committee is losing its window of opportunity to influence the current policy debate on emergency preparedness and disaster response.
I’m hearing that a release before the end of April is likely.