In my view, it is a sad commentary that the U.S. Congress has not honored our country’s promises to Haiti and that hiring lobbyists is the answer. Haiti Recovery Aided by U.S. lobbyists, http://www.thehill.com, Oct. 11. According to the article,
A number of construction and disaster response firms have hired Washington lobbyists to help navigate the contracting process for rebuilding Haiti.
In January, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake that left thousands dead and millions homeless. Since then, the U.S. government and its international allies have pledged billions of dollars in aid to get the impoverished island nation back on its feet.