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November 25, 2008 Press Release

The following is a comment from Congressman Steve Scalise regarding today’s announcement of the site location for the VA Hospital.

November 25, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will increase the Federal share for Public Assistance to 90 percent for Hurricane Gustav recovery. The original authorization for Federal funding was 75 percent.

November 21, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise today congratulated the Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital of Lacombe and Ochsner Medical Center of New Orleans for being named to the 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals. The Top Hospitals program recognizes the highest performing hospitals that provide cardiovascular care.

November 19, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise announced today that U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $8,206,228 in grants for Hurricane Katrina recovery projects.

November 19, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor recently approved a National Emergency Grant of up to $7.5 million for the Louisiana Workforce Commission to assist workers affected by company closures and mass layoffs due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

November 14, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding a $119,700 grant to the Hammond Fire Department.

October 10, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared St. Tammany Parish and Tangipahoa Parishes eligible for Individual Assistance for Hurricane Ike related damage. St. Tammany was also included in FEMA’s amended Public Assistance declaration.

October 8, 2008 Press Release

What took an act of God to destroy took an act of Congress to replace.

Peter Gomez was a mere 20 years old when he was wounded in France during World War II in 1944.

“I was carrying my lieutenant when a tank at point-blank rage fired on us,” he said.
 
Shrapnel from the blast ripped open Gomez’ shoulder.

October 8, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steve Scalise made the following comment today regarding the National Rifle Association (NRA) and New Orleans agreement to settle a lawsuit over the seizure of firearms by police officers following Hurricane Katrina.

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