Friday, September 22, 2006

Party statement on Katrina grant program

The Mississippi Democratic Party joined the fray over the Homeowners Grant Program. Keeland Sanders, our executive director, issued the following statement to the media:
“Congressman Gene Taylor was right to criticize the slowness of the $3 billion Homeowner Grant Program. These people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have been suffering for more than a year and Congress passed this funding before Christmas.

“It seems to us that Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and his administration should have gone out of their way to help these people well before now. There is no excuse for the delay. Haven’t Coast residents suffered enough?” – Keelan Sanders, executive director, Mississippi Democratic Party.


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