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Homeland Security Committee to Examine Oil Spill Damage in New Orleans

June 18, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – On Monday, June 21st, in preparation for a Full Committee Hearing, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will lead a Committee delegation to the Gulf Coast Region to examine the homeland security and response issues associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The visit will include a flyover of the affected areas, briefings with government, Coast Guard, and BP leaders, as well as a press conference.

Upon landing from the flyover and in advance of the Command Center briefing, Members will hold a press conference to discuss what they’ve seen during the flight and what they hope to address at the afternoon briefing.


Monday, June 21st @ approx. 2:30pm

Signature Flight Support
2200 Aberdeen Street, Kenner, LA 70062
Logistics contact: Melissa Verdin @ 504-468-7722

Homeland Security Committee Members in attendance:

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA)
Rep. Steve Austria (R-OH)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Dena Graziano or Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson

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