One-day trip to assess ongoing humanitarian efforts
Washington, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) travelled to Haiti last week as part of a five member bipartisan Congressional Delegation to review and assess ongoing humanitarian assistance following last month’s devastating earthquake centered near the nation’s capitol Port-au-Prince.
Congresswoman Moore said, “This is an opportunity to see relief efforts firsthand and assess what else can be done. It will also help us determine how to provide the most effective aid to the Haitian people in their recovery. Even during the toughest of times many Americans have responded to Haiti’s disaster with great generosity.”
The Obama administration is expected to submit a request to Congress soon to help Haiti recover and rebuild.
The bipartisan delegation is led by Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA-03). Congressmen Michael Burgess (R-TX- 26), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH- 10) and Michael Capuano (D-MA-8) are also travelling today with Scott and Moore.
The delegation will be briefed by U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Ken Merten and USAID Haiti Director Caleene Dei regarding U.S. relief efforts. They will also see the camp on Champs de Mars where Haitians who have lost their homes are living.
For more information on the U.S. response to the Haitian earthquake and what else can be done to help, Congresswoman Moore’s website has resources including links to the State Department and USAID.