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CONGRESSMAN JOSEPH CAO

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  • “Cao now”
    7-30-2009

    Mr. Cao’s biography is riveting; he escaped to America at age 8 after the communists imprisoned his father, an officer with the South Vietnamese army. He went on to study physics and considered becoming a priest before becoming a lawyer for Boat People SOS, a group dedicated to assisting Vietnamese refugees and immigrants. MORE >

  • IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Cao Calls for A Fundamental Change in FEMA’s Approach to Catastrophic Disasters
    7-28-2009

    When you have major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, we need creative thinking. But FEMA employees are allowing themselves to be mired in red tape, causing them to retreat from difficult questions and creative solutions by hiding behind the Stafford Act and what it does and does not allow. My reading of the Stafford Act is that it is an incredibly flexible piece of legislation that was always invisioned to provide a framework. MORE >

  • Cao Secures Over $2.25 Million for Health Services; Xavier, Methodist Hospital and Others Benefit
    7-24-2009

    “The passage of this bill today is good news for Orleans and Jefferson Parish. While the media plays up the partisan bickering surrounding the health care debate, the release of these funds is evidence that actual work is getting done. The needs of our district are great, and as we continue to rebuild from the damage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, I will continue to place the well-being of my constituents first by securing funds for our community.” MORE >

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  • Cao Acknowledges Four-Year Anniversary of Katrina
    7-31-2009

    August 29, 2009 will mark the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As I prepare to return to the second district, I am reflective not so much of the unprecedented damage that wreaked havoc on the innocent but on the power of the human spirit that was so evident in every citizen as they returned to New Orleans to rebuild their homes and jumpstart their communities. MORE >

  • IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Cao Calls for A Fundamental Change in FEMA’s Approach to Catastrophic Disasters
    7-28-2009

    When you have major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, we need creative thinking. But FEMA employees are allowing themselves to be mired in red tape, causing them to retreat from difficult questions and creative solutions by hiding behind the Stafford Act and what it does and does not allow. My reading of the Stafford Act is that it is an incredibly flexible piece of legislation that was always invisioned to provide a framework. MORE >

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