FEMA-Carnival Contract

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US lawmakers are requesting documents from a 192 (m) million dollar deal that would allow Hurricane Katrina evacuees to be housed in three luxury cruise liners.

The deal is between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and
Carnival Cruise Lines.

Republican Representative Marilyn Musgrave from Colorado plans to order a Congressional investigation into the September second deal. Democratic Representative Henry Waxman from California is requesting a copy of Carnival's contract and documentation supporting its cost from.

The Navy's Military Sealift Command negotiated the contract for FEMA. It promises Carnival 192 (m) million dollars for the use of three ships through February. It also agrees to reimburse Carnival 44 (m) million dollars for fuel and other costs.

FEMA could house about 71-hundred people who lost their homes in Katrina on the three ships.