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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:06 PM

House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy aid, with some Republican dissent

Source: Washington Post

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Friday, January 4, 12:36 PM

The House has approved $9.7 billion in new aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, a face-saving quick move taken three days after House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) earned scathing criticism from New York and New Jersey Republicans for canceling a late-night vote on the funds.

The bill, which will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay out claims to those who held federal flood insurance, was approved on a 354 to 67 vote. The Senate is expected to adopt it later Friday on a unanimous voice vote.

Boehner seems to have had reason to be concerned about bringing a larger $60 billion spending measure to the floor on Tuesday: All the votes against the smaller bill on Friday came from his own party members.

They were encouraged by the conservative Club for Growth, which argued the additional disaster spending should be offset with cuts to other government programs. The continued GOP opposition could spell trouble for a larger $51 billion Sandy bill that Boehner has promised will come before the House on Jan. 15.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:12 PM

1. "face saving quick move", another contradition in terms.

Shhhhhhh...where's me C?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:35 PM

2. Dems should attach amendments to all further Disaster Aid bills in Republican districts...

demanding non-partisan redistricting of congressional districts in every state whose delegation voted against the Sandy Relief Bill.

They want to play politics w/ disaster relief, fine.

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Response to Blue State Bandit (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:57 PM

13. Great idea!

While they're at it, Dems should also sneak some clauses requiring districts to be as compact as possible.

If they want to play politics with disaster relief, two can play that game.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:37 PM

3. voters in the region should take note that it was Democrats who came to the

aide of their American brethren.

repugs would do nothing

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Response to samsingh (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:46 PM

5. They are already blue states, that is why they opposed aid.

 

Check who were the no votes in bill just passed.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:49 PM

6. but they have elected repug governors, senators and congressmen.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:04 PM

11. Not many, Christy is pretty much exception. NY, NJ, CT, RI.

 

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Response to julian09 (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:05 PM

12. good point, but i would still like to see it go to 0

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:43 PM

4. here is the "Hall of Shame" list of douche bag Republicons who voted no...

Amash
Barr
Benishek
Bentivolio
Blackburn
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Broun (GA)
Chabot
Collins (GA)
Conaway
Cotton
Daines
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Fincher
Fleming
Flores
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Harris
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Hultgren
Jenkins
Jordan
Lamborn
Marchant
Massie
McClintock
Meadows
Mullin
Mulvaney
Neugebauer
Palazzo
Pearce
Perry
Petri
Pompeo
Price (GA)
Roe (TN)
Rokita
Rothfus
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Salmon
Schweikert
Sensenbrenner
Stutzman
Thornberry
Weber (TX)
Wenstrup
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho



We need viable Dems to run against all of these tea-baggin' clowns in 2014. Surprisingly, my "representative", Koch whore Tim Walberg, voted yea.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:51 PM

8. Be happy to support someone to run against conaway, but

no one has the money, interest or support.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:57 PM

9. Democrats should run against this issue

Big Time in those states!

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:58 PM

10. I think part of the problem they are afraid to challenge TP in jerrymandered districts.

 

If they start now, they could make a difference, expose their votes locally. A disaster could happen to them as well and if they take same stance locally it would be their disaster with no fed help.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:51 PM

7. take note of those voting no.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:02 PM

14. Yes, and especially those who are in hurricane-prone states.

Including the filthbag who supposedly represents me, Joke Wilson. He and the other asshats from my state must have slept through Hugo.

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