On Assignment

Posted September 16, 2005 at 6:18pm

A delegation of 15 House lawmakers was expected to visit the Gulf Coast region over the weekend to view Hurricane Katrina-related damage.[IMGCAP(1)]

The group, headed by Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.), included members of the Government Reform, Homeland Security, and Transportation and Infrastructure panels.

At press time Friday a schedule had not been finalized, but House Members, who were scheduled to depart Sunday, expected to visit New Orleans and Mississippi.

A Senate delegation, led by Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), visited the Gulf Coast area late last week.

— Jennifer Yachnin