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Mulvaney Amendment to Offset Hurricane Sandy Relief by Cuts in Discretionary Spending

Amendment to: H.R. 152 - Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

LFA Vote

Yea

Result

Nay
162-258

Weight

1x

Bill Description

This amendment, offered by Rep. Mulvaney (R-SC),would provide an offset for the $17 billion in emergency funding made available to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy by implementing an across the board cut of 1.63% to 2013 discretionary spending.

Liberty for All's Position

This amendment would have enabled the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy to still receive assistance but would have accounted for the unexpected costs of that help. By offsetting the costs of assistance the amendment helped ensure that we would not have to continue to borrow money to provide for our communities and encouraged restraint on behalf of Congress. As noted in our opposition to the overall relief bill, a large portion of the "emergency" spending was for multi-year appropriations that were not actually a response to a crisis situation and this amendment would have required Congress to find a way to pay for those funding requests.

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Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Nay
Yea

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yea
Yea

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yea
Yea

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Nay
Yea

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Yea
Yea

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Nay
Yea

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Nay
Yea

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Nay
Yea

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Yea
Yea

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Nay
Yea

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Yea

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Nay
Yea

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Nay
Yea

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Nay
Yea

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yea
Yea

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yea
Yea

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Nay
Yea

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Yea
Yea

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Yea
Yea

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Nay
Yea