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Leave It Up To The Repugnant Ones

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Old_Trapper70, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    This is how they save money:

    https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/11/0...californias-request-for-federal-wildfire-aid/

    November 3, 2017

    "The poisonous partisan divide within California’s congressional delegation was laid bare Friday when just one Republican signed on to a letter sent to President Trump requesting $7.4 billion in federal disaster assistance following the recent wildfires in Northern California’s wine country.

    The letter, sent Friday morning by Gov. Jerry Brown and signed by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris along with 39 members of California’s 52-member House delegation, included just one Republican name: Ed Royce, who represents the 39th Congressional District in Orange County.

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    California Asks U.S. for $7.4 Billion for Wildfire Rebuilding


    The letter was circulated to the offices of each of the 14 Republican representatives from California by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena), whose district includes most of the areas affected by the fires.

    Thompson spokesman TJ Adams-Falconer said that other than Rep. Royce, House Republicans from California refused to sign it.

    “It’s unfortunate that some Republicans did not stand with the rest of the California delegation to help fellow Californians ravaged by the recent wildfires,” Adams-Falconer said in an email. “We will continue to try to work with the Republican members of our delegation to get all those devastated by the fires back on their feet.”

    We reached out to several House Republicans from California who refused to sign the letter, but none responded."
     
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  3. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    You do know the difference between the State legislature, and Federal legislature, or do you.

    Just happened to notice this, and am aware you did not read it. If you had you would have seen this:

    "Precisely how much of the money would go to fire relief remained unclear Monday as House leaders did not release a detailed geographic breakdown of the spending.

    If approved later this week, the package would bring to $130 billion the amount Congress has spent this year on a particularly destructive season of hurricanes that tore through Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and wildfires that are still burning in California.

    Congress has approved two previous disaster aid packages this year, and included about $500 million for wildfire recovery efforts in those earlier bills.

    By comparison, Congress approved about $60 billion in disaster aid funds after Hurricane Sandy did major damage to parts of the Northeast in 2013."
     
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