Compared To Katrina, Congress Notably Sluggish On Hurricane Maria Oversight

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 29: A man walks through a flooded neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina hit the area August 29, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Katrina was down graded to a category 4 storm as it approached New ... NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 29: A man walks through a flooded neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina hit the area August 29, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Katrina was down graded to a category 4 storm as it approached New Orleans. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 17, 2018 9:13 a.m.

In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the Republican-majority House churned out reports and set up bipartisan committees to investigate the Bush administration’s response to the storm. For Hurricane Maria, in which 70 percent more people died, there has been no such reaction.

According to a Sunday Politico report, there have been only two hearings by agencies with oversight of FEMA, and neither chamber of Congress has produced a report.

Democrats are now calling for an investigatory committee, and promising to set up one themselves if they win the House in the midterms.

Republicans reportedly deny accusations of inaction.

Read the full Politico report here.

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