The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete.
— Max Baucus

Nearly two weeks have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the gulf coast, and while we are still dealing with the tremendous devastation - and will be for quite some time - we are also seeing increased signs of recovery and help in our region.
Jo Bonner gulf coast quote

Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
— Pete Domenici

Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program, every individual, we are all going to have to sacrifice.
— Tom Coburn

For the last 50 years, the federal government has taken out of the Gulf Coast $165 billion in taxes that came from oil and gas off of our coast that went to the federal Treasury, to rebuild all places in America except the place that it came from.
— gulf coast quotation by Mary Landrieu