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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:58 AM

112th congress: Bipartisan outrage after House skips vote on $60 billion Sandy aid bill

the worse congress EVER...

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives adjourned on Tuesday night without acting on a $60 billion superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill, prompting angry denunciations from members from the states hardest hit by the storm.

The GOP leadership was criticized for what one Republican called a "personal betrayal" after it was decided that the bill would not be considered until the 113th Congress, which convenes at noon on Thursday.

The current session of the House comes to an end officially on Wednesday after the new Congress elected in November gets sworn in. Legislation does not carry over from session to session, so consideration of an aid bill would have to start all over if, as expected, nothing is scheduled before then.

"I have just been informed that we will be having perhaps no further votes in this Congress," said Democratic Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland. "I am deeply disappointed at that information. We have millions of our fellow citizens who have been badly damaged by a storm called Sandy."

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/02/16295303-bipartisan-outrage-after-house-skips-vote-on-60-billion-sandy-aid-bill?lite

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Reply 112th congress: Bipartisan outrage after House skips vote on $60 billion Sandy aid bill (Original post)
spanone Jan 2013 OP
annabanana Jan 2013 #1
spanone Jan 2013 #4
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #2
katmondoo Jan 2013 #3
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #5
Downwinder Jan 2013 #6

Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:02 AM

1. Republicans hate Americans.

As hyperbolic as that sounds, they seem hell-bent of proving it, day after day.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:15 AM

4. hard to believe they would walk away from helping their fellow americans...

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:05 AM

2. They worked, if you can call it that, for 1/2 day, they need a fucking month off! Give them a break

Poor things.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:08 AM

3. Give them a chance to enact some anti women legislation

and they would have been on it in a nano second. God forbid any Republican should vote on a bill that would help someone other than a billionaire.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:17 AM

5. True.

It's all about priorities and we know all too well what theirs are. Asshats.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:12 AM

6. Going to get nasty when red states run out of water.

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