Congressional Intro. by Rep. Waters
REMARKS TO CONGRESS:
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
FEBRUARY 8, 2006
INTRODUCTION BY REPRESENTIVE MAXINE WATERS:
Ms. Mauldin is an attorney and former member of the faculty of Tulane Law School. She is President of From the Lake to the River: The New Orleans Coalition for Legal Aid and Disaster Relief, which was formed immediately in the aftermath of Katrina to ensure that the disaster assistance to which the victims of Katrina (and now Rita) are entitled are made available to them fairly and equitably, wherever they may now be located. From the Lake to the River has worked with numerous National, state and local organization to achieve this goal. The organization has also served as a watchdog with regard to FEMA operations and performance. In this capacity, Ms. Mauldin has traveled extensively throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee and has met with relief workers, FEMA personnel, and city, state and local government officials as well as with the evacuees themselves.
Welcome, Ms. Mauldin and thank you for being here.