Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Mr. Vitter Goes to Washington

After reading a letter Louisiana Senator David Vitter co-authored with Sen. Mary Landrieu regarding a bi-partisan legislative review of federal response to Hurricane Katrina, I was amazed to see that he was a 'no vote' (along with N.J.'s Democratic senator, Jon Corzine) for amendment 1660 to H.R. 2862. As I'm sure Mr. Vitter is aware of, the amendment intends to "establish a congressional commission to examine the Federal, State, and local response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina ..."

Mr. Vitter and Mrs. Landrieu (who did vote in favor of the amendment) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Minority Leader Harry Reid, "There are signs that some might try to maneuver in the debate on relief legislation specifically for partisan gain. We view any such attempt as abhorrent and injurious to the already suffering victims of the hurricane."

If I'm to believe what he co-authored, it seems that a 'no vote' on the amendment is just as "abhorrent and injurious" to Katrina's victims. Perhaps there is a valid reason for the 'no vote'; however, I find no news articles related to his death or illness.

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