Senators probe FEMA about cruise line contract

09/30/2005 | San Francisco Chronicle

Two senators are asking federal officials why they paid $236 million deal to Carnival Cruise Lines to house Hurricane Katrina victims when the Greek government had offered two ships for free. Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff why Federal Emergency Management Agency officials rejected the Greek offer and opted for the six-month deal with Carnival.

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