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May 4, 2006

Report profiles waste in Katrina contracts

Filed under: Business of HLS,Preparedness and Response — by Christian Beckner on May 4, 2006

Henry Waxman, the ranking member of the House Government Reform Committee, released a report today documenting fraud and waste associated with contracts related to Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. The evidence found in the report is appalling, especially in a time when the needs for disaster recovery and homeland security are so great. The people who have bilked the taxpayers on the Katrina recovery efforts need to be held accountable.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

May 5, 2006 @ 3:08 am

Perhaps we need a federal renegotiation board as after WWII and the Korean War and this case to cover IRAQ and disasters. After all, these contracts were issued under duress and with contract systems that barely work even without a crisis of war or disaster. Senator Harry Truman was the father of the first Renegotiation Board.

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