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Hurricane Sandy and Supplemental Funding Bill

H.R. 152 - Roll Call 23

LFA Vote

Nay

Result

Yea
241-180

Weight

1x

Bill Description

Billed as "emergency spending" intended for Hurricane Sandy relief, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 costs $50 billion and includes numerous appropriations for projects unrelated to Sandy relief. Much of the budgeted spending is not intended to be spent until later years and does not fall within the definition of emergency spending.

Liberty for All's Position

It is irresponsible and morally wrong to politicize the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy to shoehorn spending for other projects. It is wrong to add to the deficit under the guise of an emergency in order to take resources from hardworking families and transfer them to unaccountable contractors and bureaucrats. The bill provides more than was requested by numerous agencies and is fiscally irresponsible at a time we should be tightening our belts, not gorging ourselves on more pork barrel spending.

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Name
Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Nay
Nay

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Nay
Nay

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Nay
Nay

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Yea
Nay

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Nay
Nay

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Nay

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Yea
Nay

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yea
Nay

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Nay
Nay

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Yea
Nay

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Nay
Nay

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Yea
Nay

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Yea
Nay

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Yea
Nay

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Nay
Nay

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Nay
Nay

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Yea
Nay

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Nay
Nay

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Nay
Nay

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Yea
Nay