FAUX NEWS??<quoted text>
Okay, now the real truth.
The House intended to streamline Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations allowing FEMA to make repairs that would be less expensive than traditional agency trailers.
A $60.4 billion package passed by the Senate in December included $188 million for an Amtrak expansion project with an indirect link to Sandy.
The Senate bill was overpriced, full of pork and swelled the federal deficit because other government programs weren't being cut to cover the costs of the legislation.
(other programs weren't being cut to cover the cost?)
It had to go back to the Senate for approval since the old bill expired January 3.
"An emergency funding bill should focus on the emergency needs of the victims, not the needs of politicians," said Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, the senior Republican on Senate Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security. "Loading up a massive $60.4 billion package with unrelated projects and earmarks for other states is not the way we should use taxpayer dollars."
Loading up massive spending packages with unrelated projects and earmarks is customarily the way Democrats waste our tax dollars.
Republicans in the House voted to pass the bill that was on the table with only 67 holding out for a less expensive alternative.
And since Republicans control the House, you have no argument.
The same one that was clueless about the last elections??
Please point our th epork in the Bill and who put it there.
I've looked at the original Bill, the # of which you should be easily able to find, being the brilliant economist you are!! LOL
Tell me how much was pork, and which Senator placed it there.
You'll find it wasn't Democrats, nitwit.
Mitch McConnell loaded the Bill up, knowing it would be rejected by the House.
Just more obstructionism from the losers.
And you're too stuid to know that.