Just before Congress adjourned for the August recess, Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) introduced this legislation (pasted below) thanking Qatar for providing $100 M in assistance to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The picture above is taken from the Qatar Katrina Fund website which elaborates on how the Qatari gift has been used.
111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 313 Expressing thanks to the people of Qatar for their assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 30, 2010
Mr. BAIRD (for himself, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BOUSTANY, Mr. CAO, Mr. DAVIS of Tennessee, and Mr. SCALISE) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing thanks to the people of Qatar for their assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Whereas the people of the Gulf Coast region of the United States were devastated by Hurricane Katrina; and
Whereas the people of Qatar provided $100,000,000 in direct assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina for projects not funded by other sources, focusing on housing, health care, and education: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress expresses thanks to the people of Qatar for their generosity to the people of the Gulf Coast region of the United States.