House Majority Whip James Clyburn and a
delegation of about 15 House Democrats arrived in New Orleans today
(Sunday) for a tour of coastal Mississippi and New Orleans.
The visit comes just before the two-year anniversary of
Clyburn, who met with reporters briefly, offered few specifics
of what the delegation might do until the representatives could
meet with state and city officials.
Clyburn said the group's overall goal would be to form "a new
group partnership" with Louisiana and Mississippi's efforts to
recover from Katrina.
After meeting with reporters tomorrow (Monday), the group
planned a bus tour of Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis, Miss., two
areas hard hit by Katrina.
A community meeting on insurance-related issues also was
scheduled for Bay St. Louis.
On Tuesday, the delegation planned to visit an elementary school
in New Orleans, tour health centers in the Lower 9th Ward and St.