Jindal and H.R. 387

As I’m sure many of you  have been following, the situation in NOLA seems to be getting worse and worseMaitri is continuing her great coverage by trying to separate facts from media hype and B.S.  Among the many people who have been evacuated is one U.S. Congressman Bobby Jindal.  The Central Chronicle reports:

Indian American Congressman Bobby Jindal was among thousands of residents in New Orleans, Louisiana, who were left without food or electricity after Hurricane Katrina pounded the US Gulf coast.

“The events of the last 48 hours have hit us harshly, and the effects of Hurricane Katrina are still not fully known,” Jindal, a resident of Louisiana’s New Orleans that has been submerged under the flood waters, said on his website.

I know most of you, like my family and I, have spent a restless night, evacuated from your homes and still without power. We are all worried about what we will find when we are finally given the all clear to return,” he said.


p>As “luck” would have it though, one of Jindal’s first actions in Congress was to get a bill passed which eases the financial burden on victims of natural disaster:

Jindal’s legislative victories on natural disaster compensation in Congress this year are critical for Louisianans as they fight yet another major calamity.

Soon after he came into Congress this year, he began to lobby and successfully got passed legislation reversing an earlier ruling that would have taxed compensation to his state’s residents for monies they got as a result of natural disasters. That law takes on added meaning for Louisianans now as they battle with massive devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

3 thoughts on “Jindal and H.R. 387

  1. Bobby Jindal was homeless

    No need for BIG GOVERNMENT to interfere, the markets will take care of the aftermath of Katrina, right Bobby?.

    yeah I’m bitter.

  2. That was really nice of Mr. Jindal. Too bad he actually helped to gut the funding to the New Orleans district U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a record $71.2 million reduction. Thanks to Republicans, “A study to determine ways to protect the region from a Category 5 hurricane has been shelved,” for Louisiana.