Political Wisdom: Sandy Puts Campaigns on Hold
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#1 Oct 30, 2012
I will give some clothes, 泡面,rice wine, to red+redc on sandy n 山神 appeal. 足惊&# 30340;呢!
#2 Oct 31, 2012
Watch what they do and not what they say, you can never trust Republicans!
"At issue is a short-term bill to fund government agencies through November 18 that the GOP-controlled House will vote on Wednesday. It allocates fewer resources to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers for disaster response than the Democratic-led Senate approved last week. Additional funds are needed because recent major floods from Hurricane Irene along the East Coast and wildfires in Texas exceeded the amount these agencies have left in their coffers to support recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Both the House and Senate are scheduled to take a weeklong recess next week and the current government funding expires September 30.
The GOP measure includes a total of $3.6 billion --$1 billion in emergency funds available when the bill is enacted and another $2.6 billion to be budgeted for those federal response agencies for the 2012 fiscal year. The Senate bill that passed with bipartisan support last week includes $6.9 billion for FEMA and other federal agencies for immediate disaster relief and for relief in 2012.
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama asked Congress for a total of $5.1 billion in additional disaster aid —$500 million of which was for immediate relief.
In addition to the disagreement over how much money these agencies should get, House Republican leaders are insisting that the $1 billion in their bill that those agencies would get right away to cover recovery costs...
be offset with $1.5 billion in cuts to a loan program that helps automakers retool their operations to make more fuel-efficient cars.
Earlier Tuesday, Reid announced that if the House passes its stopgap-spending bill, the Senate will add the higher amount --$6.9 billion-- it passed for disaster relief to that bill and send it back to the House, in an attempt to force the House GOP to accept the higher level. Reid's tough stand comes partly because he feels emboldened after 10 Senate Republicans, mostly from disaster-hit states, voted with the Democrats last week to approve that aid.
However, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made it clear the GOP won't budge,"
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