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Republicans Reject True Bi-partisan, Independant Review of Katrina Failures

call to actionFrom the Washington Post today... There must some good resources for online petitions and ways to protest this. The Republicans that control Congress seeking to avoid a true indpendent study of the Katriana recovery failures... Anyone know of good places springing up to voice our outrage at this?

"With the midterm congressional elections 14 months away, both parties see high stakes in where blame will eventually fall for the government's lagging response to Katrina. Yesterday, congressional Republicans tried to get a head start, announcing the formation of an investigative commission that they can control.

They rejected Democratic appeals to model the panel after the Sept. 11 commission, which was made up of non-lawmakers and was equally balanced between Republicans and Democrats. That commission won wide praise for assessing how the 2001 terrorist attacks occurred, and for recommending changes in the government's anti-terrorism structure.

House and Senate GOP leaders announced the "Hurricane Katrina Joint Review Committee," which will include only members of Congress, with Republicans outnumbering Democrats by a yet-to-be-determined ratio."
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