Thursday, February 10, 2005

Scoop: Fact Sheet: Continuing Support for Tsunami Relief

Scoop: Fact Sheet: Continuing Support for Tsunami Relief: "Fact Sheet: Continuing Support for Tsunami Relief
Thursday, 10 February 2005, 12:11 pm
Press Release: The White House

Fact Sheet: Continuing Support for Tsunami Relief
'From our own experiences, we know that nothing can take away the grief of those affected by tragedy. We also know that Americans have a history of rising to meet great humanitarian challenges and of providing hope to suffering peoples. As men and women across the devastated region begin to rebuild, we offer our sustained compassion and our generosity, and our assurance that America will be there to help.'

President George W. Bush, January 3, 2005
Today's Presidential Action

� Today, President Bush announced that he is seeking $950 million as part of the supplemental request to support the rehabilitation and reconstruction of areas devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami and to cover the costs of the U.S. government's relief efforts to date. This amount, which is part of the supplemental appropriations request, is an expansion of his initial commitment of $350 million and is based on the information available and the assessments to date.
� The President expressed the United States' deep and ongoing commitment to the tsunami victims. The United States was working to help these nations before the tsunami struck, and we remain committed to helping those affected by this terrible disaster recover and rebuild.
The $950 million tsunami supplemental will include estimated "


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