WASHINGTON - Following the President’s commitment today that the federal government would do everything possible to help families and communities recover from the deadly tornadoes from earlier this week, several members of his Cabinet will travel to Alabama and Mississippi on Sunday. They will meet with families affected by the storms, as well as meet with state and local officials, while viewing damage and assessing the initial recovery efforts already underway. More details on the Cabinet members’ trip will be released as they are available.
Those traveling to the area on Sunday include:
Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;
Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency;
Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture;
Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
Karen Mills, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration.
We congratulate Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their wedding today and wish them a lifetime of happiness together. The United States has no closer friend in the world than the United Kingdom. On this occasion, the American people extend heartfelt congratulations to the peoples of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and share in their hopes for a bright future for the Royal couple.
A Friday thank you to Gregg Sangillo!
What is the poorest congressional district in the nation?
Update, 10:55 a.m.: cubicmetaphysics is correct: New York’s 16th District, represented by Rep. José Serrano (D).
What member of Congress got his first taste of politics as a boy when his newspaper route included the deliveries at the state Capitol?