More than four months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Congress is stepping up efforts to provide funds for disaster relief and start rebuilding the country. Lawmakers also are insisting on specific goals and timetables for achieving those reconstruction targets. Photo: fadedyouthblog.com Actor-activist Penn, shown here in Haiti, urged the U.S. to “stay the course.” Related Links: Q&A With Haitian-American Architect- Engineer Yves François U. of Buffalo Seismic Seminar Aimed at Haitian Engineers VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity Experiments VIDEO: Life at the Epicenter of Haitian Quake Rebuilding Haiti Haiti funding hasn’t been enacted yet; congressional action on that front has
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