in Katrina relief
2005 © Adele M. Stan for AFGE
Katrina's wrath in New Orleans
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Nearly a month after Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, she continues to make news. And for some, according to the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, the news is not all bad:
A "Katrina Reconstruction Summit," hosted by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) and sponsored by Halliburton, among others, brought some 200 lobbyists, corporate representatives and government staffers to a room overlooking the Capitol for a five-hour conference that included time for a "networking break" and advice on "opportunities for private sector involvement."