S.Res.491 - A resolution recognizing the need and importance of providing additional Federal funds for the Secretary of the Army to carry out hurricane, coastal, and flood protection and hurricane and flood damage reduction activities and related features in the State of Louisiana.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA] (Introduced 03/31/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||03/31/2008 Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.|
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Summary: S.Res.491 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/31/2008)
Recognizes the urgency for Congress to approve additional federal funds required by the Corps of Engineers by October 1, 2008, to complete hurricane, coastal, and flood protection and hurricane and flood damage reduction activities and related features to meet the President's commitment to complete the Corps work necessary for the updated 100-year protection standard for the greater New Orleans area by the 2011 hurricane season.
Expresses the Senate's finding that the additional funds to reduce the risk to that area from storm surges and to provide at least an updated 100-year protection standard and address associated flood protection needs shall be carried out at full federal expense.