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House panel blocks most GOP attempts to trim Sandy disaster-relief bill
The Hill ^ | 01/14/13 10:08 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 01/15/2013 6:47:37 AM PST by BradtotheBone

The Republican-led House Rules Committee late Monday approved a rule for a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package that shuts out most GOP proposals to pare back the size of the bill.

The main bill provides $17 billion in relief, and an amendment made in order would add another $33.7 billion, for a total of $50.7 billion.

Late last week, Republicans offered amendments that would trim the bill significantly, but few of those were made "in order" by the Rules Committee on Monday. For example, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed amendments that would have slashed $22 billion from the total package, but none of them were accepted by the committee.

And Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) proposed several amendments that would have cut more than $300 million from the bill. House Rules made just one of these in order — to cut $13 million in funding to "accelerate the National Weather Service ground readiness project."

All told, Republican amendments were made in order that would cut less than $200 million from the $50.7 billion package. One of these, from Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), would cut $150 million for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: fiscalcliff; hurricanesandy; nationaldebt; rinos; rinos4obama; rinosinheat; rinosvsamerica; sandy
Cut less that 200 Million of PORK?!?

Thanks for NOTHING, GOP!!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 01/15/2013 6:47:46 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

That’s the way the game is played.

My congressman sought a $50 cut in funding to the endowment for the arts. After considerable wheeling and dealing it was cut by $20 million but yearly increases were actually raised so they walk away with more in the long run than before the cuts.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 6:54:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BradtotheBone

What happened to the role here of private property insurers, along with the already gov’nt subsidized flood insurance?


3 posted on 01/15/2013 6:56:02 AM PST by ForMyChildren
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To: BradtotheBone

Submitted for all ‘team players’ consideration.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 6:56:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ForMyChildren

I agree. Government should not be responsible for acts of God. At most they should rebuild vital infrastructure after a natural disaster.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 6:58:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Gutless wonders. And these are the people I am suppossed to count on to block Obama’s Gun tyranny?? BS! Considering a run in 2014 on the Block Obama ticket.....LOL


6 posted on 01/15/2013 6:58:54 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: BradtotheBone
This is a case the Republicans could really win on. Ridicule the idea of Guam and Alaska getting "Sandy emergency" money. Pick apart every bit of pork and name names of who added it to make them look like a bunch of greedy vultures latching onto a disaster to fund their own parasitic cash lust. It could be a 2013 bridge-to-nowhere issue. But the feckless GOP chokes once again.

The current GOP is like a hollow oak tree. Mighty and strong in its day, but now rotten to the core and only good in consuming ground that could be used for a younger healthy tree.

7 posted on 01/15/2013 7:01:08 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: cripplecreek
My congressman sought a $50 cut in funding to the endowment for the arts. After considerable wheeling and dealing it was cut by $20 million but yearly increases were actually raised so they walk away with more in the long run than before the cuts.

This is called "Zero Based Budgeting" and is the criminal system the government has been using for a couple of generations now to grow itself into the fat pig that it has become. Lock and load citizens. Lock and load.

8 posted on 01/15/2013 7:02:20 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BradtotheBone
Whores and criminals. We once had a solution for them...


Above: Criminal being tarred and feathered

9 posted on 01/15/2013 7:06:26 AM PST by montag813
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To: BradtotheBone

When I dropped my memebership from the Republican party last week the lady taking the form asked why I did so. My reply: “At least when the Democrats waste the money they make no bones about it, the Republicans just lie about it.” I am no liar.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 7:09:36 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: KarlInOhio

The current GOP is like a hollow oak tree. Mighty and strong in its day, but now rotten to the core and only good in consuming ground that could be used for a younger healthy tree.


That is right on the money.

I woiuld have said a Hollow Gum tree though.

An Oak is a noble tree, the gum is just full of balls that keep falling off. Which is an apt description of Republicans today, all of their balls have fallen off.


11 posted on 01/15/2013 7:10:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Don Corleone
This is called "Zero Based Budgeting" and is the criminal system the government has been using for a couple of generations now to grow itself into the fat pig that it has become. Lock and load citizens. Lock and load.

The worst part is that a good congressman is forever tied to the scam by the mere virtue of proposing something good. If he votes against his own bill he'll get beat up over that as well and possibly face punishment from leadership.

Its kinda like a mob boss making sure everyone is equally guilty so no one talks.
12 posted on 01/15/2013 7:11:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BradtotheBone

And another thing. Notice the thread title, “House panel blocks most GOP attempts to ...”. Then read the article and you see it was a GOP COMMITTEE that blocked the so called attempts to remove pork. The whole party and its support has become worse liars and frauds than Clinton ever was. WE DESERVE WHAT WE HAVE GOTTEN, AND THAT IS OBAMA.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 7:12:52 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: BradtotheBone

This is the result of Boehner’s moderate Rules Committee members. The gravy train continues with whomever is in charge.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 7:22:11 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: ProudFossil

I don’t see how the Gutless Old Party retains the House in 2014. They are rudderless and without an ounce of common sense between them.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 7:23:16 AM PST by lodi90
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To: BradtotheBone

Find out who these representatives are and Primary them out.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 7:49:23 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BradtotheBone

Remind me why we worked so hard to keep the House.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 8:29:03 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: BradtotheBone; All

Here are the members of the Committee:

Members of the Committee on Rules
One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

Rep. Pete Sessions
Chairman
Texas

Rep. Virginia Foxx
Vice-Chairman
North Carolina

Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter
Ranking Minority Member
New York

Rep. Rob Bishop
Utah

Rep. James P. McGovern
Massachusetts

Rep. Tom Cole
Oklahoma

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings
Florida

Rep. Rob Woodall
Georgia

Rep. Jared Polis
Colorado

Rep. Richard B. Nugent
Florida

Rep. Daniel Webster
Florida

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Florida

Rep. Michael C. Burgess
Texas


18 posted on 01/15/2013 8:37:09 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone

What is the publicly given reason for not trimming the pork?


19 posted on 01/15/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: BradtotheBone

Hope all those opposed to a 3rd party read this. Perfect example of why the GOP is no better then the Rats.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 9:57:53 AM PST by jpsb (USMC vet)
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To: BradtotheBone

Sessions needs a primary fight.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 10:07:58 AM PST by jpsb (USMC vet)
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To: BradtotheBone
The main bill provides $17 billion in relief, and an amendment made in order would add another $33.7 billion, for a total of $50.7 billion.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 10:21:21 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: BradtotheBone
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23 posted on 01/15/2013 10:41:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: BradtotheBone
Boehner strikes again. The bill has passed the House with mostly Democrat votes and just enough Republicrat votes to put it over the top. Is Boehner the Republican leader or has he gone over to the good cocktail party side?
24 posted on 01/15/2013 4:40:11 PM PST by Truth29
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