Don’t understand why Speaker Boehner and Eric Cantor had to be shamed into doing the right thing for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Politico is reporting….
After a barrage of criticism over his decision to scrap a Tuesday night vote on a disaster aid bill, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that the House will vote in two phases to provide billions in relief to Hurricane Sandy victims. On Friday it will vote on a measure “to direct resources to the National Flood Insurance Program;” then on Jan. 15 it will take up “the remaining supplemental request” for Sandy victims. Boehner did not detail the dollar amounts of the measures. “Getting critical aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy should be the first priority in the new Congress, and that was reaffirmed today with members of the New York and New Jersey delegations,” Boehner said in a joint statement with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
House Republicans decided to NOT take up the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill tonight after an all day back and forth over the bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.
Republicans promised to work on the supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states affected by Hurricane Sandy. Apparently this is House Republican payback for having to vote on the Senate-passed bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff. Lawmakers from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (Democrats and Republicans) took to the floor of the House to voice their disappointment.
This is the disgusting side of politics that makes me sick, to think House Republicans like Eric Cantor would go back on a promise they made. A lot of work has been done to get this disaster bill together, that work will have to be re-done as the new 113th Congress will be sworn in on January 2nd.
This is why congress has some of the lowest approval ratings, SMH!!!
Representative Peter King (R-NY) called this “indefensible” for Congress
“It is disgraceful. It even makes it worse being a Republican.”
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!