The below from Hillary.Com:
Here's an update on some of Hillary's current work:
• She is leading an effort in the Senate to establish an independent panel to investigate the inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina, saying, "Only through an independent Katrina Commission will we ever be able to know that no storm or act of terrorism will ever again leave us so unable to respond." Republicans defeated the effort on a party-line vote, but Hillary and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said they will continue to work for an independent panel. And Hillary will also continue work on her legislation establishing FEMA as an independent agency once again, with competent professional leadership.
• Hillary co-sponsored legislation which was unanimously approved by the Senate, requiring the Federal Trade Commission to begin an immediate investigation into the cause of soaring gas prices following Katrina. The provision, which she co-sponsored with Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), is part of the appropriations bill for the Commerce, Justice, and State Departments and calls for a report to Congress and recommendations for action within 30 days. On Wednesday, the FTC announced that it would begin such a probe.
"No one anywhere in the country should be able to get away with profiteering from a disaster like Hurricane Katrina," Hillary said in comments reported in the Buffalo News. "This investigation will help make sure that New Yorkers and consumers around the country are not gouged at the gas pump."
• On Tuesday, Hillary hosted her annual New York Farm Day, showcasing New York agricultural products, award winning wines, and restaurants on Capitol Hill. In the last three years, this event has become one of the most popular receptions in Washington, bringing new appreciation and new markets for New York farmers, vineyards and chefs.
• And Hillary is speaking out on behalf of Democratic candidates. Last week, she endorsed the candidacy of Freddy Ferrer, the Democratic nominee for Mayor of New York. As the New York Times reported, she said "He believes that if you're given an opportunity in life, you have an obligation to make sure the door stays open behind you. Now these are not only Freddy's values, these are Democratic values."
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. And thank you, as always, for being a Friend of Hillary!
Ann F. Lewis "