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Speeding Reconstruction by Cutting Red Tape

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Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Alison Acosta Fraser; Nancy M. Marano

Topic: Environment (Natural disasters)

Keywords: Regulation; congress; reconstruction

Type: Brief


More than nine months ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ripped through the Gulf Coast destroying lives and communities. As Members of Congress continue to explore options for facilitating the ongoing reconstruction, they should consider several basic guidelines, which have been reinforced by the lessons learned so far in the reconstruction process.