Thursday, September 15, 2011

This shouldn't be shocking

Been basically offline and out of the loop for the last couple of days so I didn't even know this was coming up for a vote, but I'm pleasantly shocked to see the Senate passed a clean disaster relief funding bill.
In a surprising show of bipartisanship, 78 Senators voted against Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) plan to offset disaster aid relief and FEMA funding with cuts to foreign aid. Only 20 senators voted for it. The stand-alone funding bill will provide $6.9 billion in emergency relief funds for fiscal year 2012.
Time was this would have been so routine, it would barely rate a mention. In these times it seems almost like a miracle that the funding passed 62 to 37. And as far as I know, without any ransom demands. Would love to see the list of GOPers who crossed over.

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Blogger Diane said...

Here you go:

Blunt (R-MO)
Brown (R-MA)
Collins (R-ME)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Rubio (R-FL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)

9:43:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Rubio - I think he would be ridden out of the state on a rail if he did anything to interfere with disaster relief in Florida. Florida is a perpetual disaster.

10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks Diane. And good point Fogg. I guess that explains Vitter too.

8:26:00 AM  

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