Tuesday, September 13, 2011
~ Vermont, post-Hurricane Irene
I just thought I would re-post this brief AP article in case it slipped through the cracks of a slow Monday news day. Pretty self-explanatory... no additional comment needed.
Republicans block Senate disaster aid bill-- "Republicans blocked an effort Monday by Senate Democrats to quickly pass a $7 billion aid package for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene, tornadoes in the Midwest and the South and floods along the Mississippi, Missouri and other rivers. On a 53-33 vote, the Senate rejected an attempt by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to bring up a bill that Democrats had hoped to use to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency's depleted disaster fund. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the measure."
Posted by Susquehanna at Tuesday, September 13, 2011