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"I called for an independent Katrina Commission because it is simply not appropriate for government to investigate itself. If we are truly going to provide the people in the Gulf – and all Americans – with the answers they deserve, we need an independent commission free of partisan politics. It is also important that Congress not be distracted from the task at hand – making sure that our fellow citizens get all the help they need as they recover and rebuild.

What happened today on the Senate floor is the same thing that happened four years ago when our nation was desperately searching for answers after 9/11. Urgent calls for an independent commission were repeatedly ignored, but the American people did not fall silent. They continued to demand action and eventually the Administration relinquished its opposition to the 9/11 Commission. And our nation was well served by the Commission’s work.

On behalf of the people of the Gulf who I visited with last week in Houston, and all Americans who are demanding answers, I will continue to fight for the creation of the Katrina Commission. I firmly believe that we need to look back to see what went wrong so we can move forward and do better. Only through an independent Katrina Commission will we be able to know that no storm or no act of terrorism will ever again leave us so unable to respond."

-- Sen. Hillary Clinton
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9/14/2005 04:13:00 PM

Three Important Things You can Still Do for Katrina Evacuees

Political Justice for Hurricane Families

Shame on America. The horror of Katrina has revealed, not just to this nation but to the world, the growing fissures between the working poor and the ultra-rich, between African American and white citizens, between those who had the resources to get out of New Orleans and those who were left to drown.

You've given to relief. Now it's time to stand with those who were left behind to ensure that when the next Katrina hits, America does not fail the least among us. There are three ways to give.

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