Cochran Statement on Gulf Coast Restoration Recommendations

I recognize that these recommendations represent the first step in a process to implement a long-term Gulf Coast recovery plan.  I want to review the report and determine how I can help enact the legislation needed to structure, authorize and fund this initiative.  Mississippi and other affected states, I believe, would be best served with a broad restoration program that takes its cues from the people, communities and states along the Gulf Coast rather than from the federal government.