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.