Thursday, March 26, 2009

Obama meets with Peterson, Klobuchar and North Dakota delegation

From the Fargo Forum
“As we go through this, he’s prepared to stand with us to make sure we have full recovery,” Conrad said. “We’ve got full support now of the Obama administration.”

The federal aid will cover 75 percent of the costs incurred by state and local government from flood-fighting efforts. And it could include more.

“What the total costs are at this point are dependent on the outcome of the fight,” Conrad said.

Their 15-minute meeting with the president Wednesday, which took place in the ceremonial vice president’s office at the Capitol, also included North Dakota U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan.

“He’s pledged all of the support of his administration and indicated he’s prepared to do whatever is necessary to help the region recover from this flood,” Dorgan said.

Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Collin Peterson also were at the meeting, though the federal disaster aid is directed at North Dakota

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