Vitter Sends Letter Urging Obama to Authorize Loans to Fishermen

May 6, 2010



(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today sent a letter to the White House urging President Obama to use his statutory authority to establish an interim loan program to assist fishermen in the process of filing claims to recover damages from BP resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


“The current law authorizes the president to provide low