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+ AL-05 Mo Brooks Doubles Down On Stupid when explaining Sandy vote
Brooks said taxpayers “should not have to fork out a nickel” to pay for property damage in areas historically vulnerable to storms.
"People have to protect themselves from the risks of weather, particularly if they live in an area that is periodically hit by substantial storms," Brooks said. "They should not expect American taxpayers to subsidize a vacation home on the beach."

AL-05 Mo Brooks Doubles Down On Stupid when explaining Sandy vote

Brooks said taxpayers “should not have to fork out a nickel” to pay for property damage in areas historically vulnerable to storms.

"People have to protect themselves from the risks of weather, particularly if they live in an area that is periodically hit by substantial storms," Brooks said. "They should not expect American taxpayers to subsidize a vacation home on the beach."

+ President Obama Urges Congress To Pass Sandy Relief Now, Hits At Republican ‘Refusal’ To Act
In light of the House of Representative’s late-night shelving of a vote to pass an aid package for the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, President Obama released a statement while vacationing in Hawaii, slamming House Republicans for “refusing” to act, and pleading with the House to get it done today.
“It has only been two months since Hurricane Sandy devastated communities across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as other eastern states,” began the brief statement. “Our citizens are still trying to put their lives back together. Our states are still trying to rebuild vital infrastructure. And so, last month, working closely with the Governors of the affected states, I sent Congress an urgent request to support their efforts to rebuild and recover.”
He continued: “The Senate passed this request with bipartisan support. But the House of Representatives has refused to act, even as there are families and communities who still need our help to rebuild in the months and years ahead, and who also still need immediate support with the bulk of winter still in front of us.”
The president then pleaded: “When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need. I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.”
Mediaite

President Obama Urges Congress To Pass Sandy Relief Now, Hits At Republican ‘Refusal’ To Act

In light of the House of Representative’s late-night shelving of a vote to pass an aid package for the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, President Obama released a statement while vacationing in Hawaii, slamming House Republicans for “refusing” to act, and pleading with the House to get it done today.

“It has only been two months since Hurricane Sandy devastated communities across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as other eastern states,” began the brief statement. “Our citizens are still trying to put their lives back together. Our states are still trying to rebuild vital infrastructure. And so, last month, working closely with the Governors of the affected states, I sent Congress an urgent request to support their efforts to rebuild and recover.”

He continued: “The Senate passed this request with bipartisan support. But the House of Representatives has refused to act, even as there are families and communities who still need our help to rebuild in the months and years ahead, and who also still need immediate support with the bulk of winter still in front of us.”

The president then pleaded: “When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need. I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.”

Mediaite

Cuomo and Christie statement: tradition of helping Americans in need “was abandoned in the House last night”.
"Sudden GOP decision to block #Sandy relief is unprecedented affront to victims in need. Simply shameful."
House Republican leaders scrap vote on disaster aid bill for states hit by Hurricane Sandy
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"Sudden GOP decision to block #Sandy relief is unprecedented affront to victims in need. Simply shameful."

House Republican leaders scrap vote on disaster aid bill for states hit by Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy: President Obama at Red Cross

The President discusses relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. October 30, 2012.

American Red Cross

Stay safe!