Mary Tutwiler

Voice of the wetlands sings the blues in DC

by Mary Tutwiler

A mixed bag of Louisiana representatives including Gov. Bobby Jindal, blues musician Tab Benoit, wetlands photographer C.C. Lockwood and LRA chief Paul Rainwater are joining the Bayou State congressional delegation in Washington D.C. to push for hurricane recovery funds. Approximately $8 billion for levees, housing for the homeless, hospitals and anti-crime initiatives are included in an emergency war spending bill which has been passed by the Senate, but is in jeopardy in the House. President Bush says he will veto the bill if domestic spending items aren’t cut. Benoit and Lockwood addressed a panel of congressional aides yesterday; Jindal and Rainwater continue lobbying today.