Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announced today that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alphonso Jackson will tour Southeast Texas to get a first hand look at hurricane damaged areas and recovery efforts. Secretary Jackson will begin his tour on Tuesday in Orange and conclude his visit in Jefferson County on Wednesday. He will meet with local officials throughout Southeast and East Texas about outstanding housing and community development needs in the Hurricane Rita affected area. Congressman Poe will host a roundtable meeting with local Jefferson County officials to discuss the importance of HUD funding for the short and long term recovery for the area. A press conference will immediately follow the roundtable discussion.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
10:15am Press Conference
10:30am Proclamation Presentation*
11:00am USPS follow up**

WHERE: Sabine Pass School Teaching Theater
5641 South Gulfway
Sabine Pass, TX

*Congressman Poe will present proclamations to the Sabine Pass School and Sabine Pass Fire Department for their efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita.

**Congressman Poe will take questions regarding the USPS Consolidation Survey and meeting with USPS Representatives.