Conference Call Briefing on Sept. 15: Emerging Gaps and Problems, And Promising Solutions, in Katrina Relief Effort
Conference Call Briefing to Be Held: Thursday, September 15, at 2 p.m. (ET)
EMERGING GAPS AND PROBLEMS, AND PROMISING SOLUTIONS, IN THE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORT
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WHAT: Conference Call Briefing
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, at 2 p.m.
With CBPP staff:
- Robert Greenstein, executive director
- Sharon Parrott, director, Welfare Reform and Income Support Division
- Other Center experts
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a media conference call briefing on Thursday, September 15 at 2 p.m. (ET) to discuss worrisome signs of significant emerging gaps in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina. The briefing also will examine the first bi-partisan relief package to be offered, a proposal offered Wednesday by Senate Finance Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Max Baucus (D-MT) to provide health care to low-income hurricane victims.
And, with President Bush scheduled to address the nation Thursday night, the briefers will identify problems and challenges related to the relief effort that call for Presidential leadership.
Among issue areas the conference call will cover are relief efforts in the areas of health care, housing and income support. Speakers also will discuss the question of relief-related costs that are being incurred by state and local governments.
After opening remarks, the panelists will take questions.
- Contact Information
- Michelle Bazie
- Media Contact
- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Contact via E-mail
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