3/13/2008

Despite more than $30 million for flood-control projects around Sacramento, Calif., the Bush administration's budget still underfunds a region that is "four times as likely to see catastrophic flooding as New Orleans was in 2005," according to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. At a Tuesday hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Boxer said the Bush budget cuts flood-control spending nationwide by more than one-third from current levels. "Unfortunately, the President has shown that he fails to learn the lesson of Hurricane Katrina: We must shore up our nation's water and flood control infrastructure before catastrophe strikes -- not afterwards," Boxer said.

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