Summary: H.R.6526 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/16/2008)

8/29 Investigation Team Act - Establishes a bipartisan 8/29 Investigation Team to examine: (1) the events beginning on August 29, 2005, with respect to the failure of the flood protection system in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and (2) each flood control and restoration project that has been carried out since that date in the Gulf Coast.

Prohibits any elected federal official from serving as a Team member. Expresses the sense of Congress regarding member qualifications.

Urges the Team to: (1) review findings and recommendations of all studies conducted in the aftermath of the levee failures in Louisiana on or after August 29, 2005; (2) review the ongoing U.S. exposure to flood control system failures; and (3) report on necessary legislative or regulatory changes.