NJ Won't Hold Sandy Votes Against Texas, Christie Says

NJ Won't Hold Sandy Votes Against Texas, Christie Says

NJ Won't Hold Sandy Votes Against Texas, Christie Says

"What do you have to say to them?"

"We're going to get your funding", he added, addressing Texans. But already, tension among Republicans was apparent, as GOP lawmakers who fought for aid after Sandy noted that many Texas Republicans had opposed it.

That wasn't lost on some of the New Yorkers who battled for money from Sandy. Cornyn "voted for a Sandy aid package without the unrelated spending, which included things like repairing fisheries in the Pacific", said Cornyn spokesman Drew Brandewie.

"NY wont abandon Texas", King tweeted.

"It was cruel, it was vicious, and something that I'll never forget", Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Some Texas Republicans are getting some heat for their opposition in 2013 to relief funds for Hurricane Sandy, even as they discuss the need for billions in damage that Hurricane Harvey could do to the Texas coast.

Congress is expected to pass a short-term spending bill in September before current government funds run out at the end of the month.

WASHINGTON-Hurricane Harvey leaves Congress with a pair of unexpected financial challenges: further shoring up a heavily indebted federal flood insurance program and providing emergency funding for uncovered damage.

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Cruz and other Republican lawmakers were among opponents of bi-state aid after Sandy wreaked havoc in 2012, saying the federal relief package had become laden with unrelated "pork" spending. "It was simply politicians wasting money".

"Even though I'm sure there is going to be some temptation by New Jersey House members in particular to drag their feet a little bit based on what these folks in Texas did to us during Sandy, I am going to be urging all our members to rise above that and provide the aid as quickly as possible", Christie said.

Mr. Cornyn objected to the final bill for similar reasons, his spokesman said Monday, noting he has backed other relief after natural disasters. "While we have yet to see the full impact of the storm, there is no doubt that the thoughtful coordination of Texas elected officials and their counterparts at all levels have helped mitigate the devastation we have seen".

Their votes are suddenly back in the spotlight, as lawmakers still on their summer recess sniped across social media.

Cruz also expressed confidence that the storm's victims will receive the help they need from the federal government. Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.), now Mr. Trump's budget director, who said the funds should have been offset by budget trims elsewhere. "I think it's needed now, and I'll be voting for it when we return to Washington".

Of course not. As I said at the time, hurricane funding is a very important federal responsibility, and I would have eagerly supported funding for that. She noted that the National Flood Insurance Program - now $24 billion in debt - is due to expire at the end of September. "The IRS will continue to closely monitor the storm's aftermath, and we anticipate providing additional relief for other affected areas in the near future".

But the Sandy name was on the bill, it was not palatable for fiscal conservatives, and I agree with Legal Insurrection's Fuzzy Slippers-the Democrats knew it would trash Republicans, who suffered a bruising and demoralizing 2012 campaign season.

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