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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-18th TX), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure of the Committee on Homeland Security to tour the Gulf Coastline and Impacted Areas of the Oil Spill at 10.OO a.m., June 1, 2010. The tour will be conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard and will consist of visits to the site of the oil spill and impacted areas, as well as to the United Command Center in Hammond, Louisiana.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee is also scheduled to meet with local fisherman and government officials in Plaquemines Parish, Pointe A’La Hache, Louisiana. In addition to touring the various sites of the spill, the Congresswoman will focus her attention on BP and others as it relates to liability issues in conjunction with the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Representative Lee said “Because of National Weather Service forecasts and the major projected hurricane activity later this year, it is of grave concern to me that the city of Houston could suffer from the devastating effects of the oil spill.”

During her time in Congress, as a Member of the both the Homeland Security and the Judiciary Committees, Congresswoman Jackson Lee has worked tirelessly with many communities on issues related to natural disasters, including hurricanes Reta, Katrina and Ike. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee plans to continue to seek information relevant to legal liability issues and to what aggressive proactive steps can be taken to protect the Gulf Region from more damage.

The tour will be conducted throughout the day on June 1, 2010, with the U.S. Coast Guard and other officials, ending in Plaquemines Parish, Pointe A’La Hache, Louisiana. For more information on the Congresswoman’s tour, please contact Nathaniel Thomas, (202) 225-2816 or (202)-841-9689.

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