67 Republicans voted AGAINST Hurricane Sandy relief funding
When we thought the increasingly fringe GOP couldn’t get any more despicable, they discover a way to sink deeper into irrelevancy.
Nonetheless, the $9.7 billion package passed Friday is intended to pay for flood insurance claims, but little else. Funding requests from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey alone add up to more than $83 billion. A second relief bill for an additional $51 billion is set for a vote later this month, but it is not clear if the speaker will be able to corral enough Republicans into supporting it.
Here is a map of the geography of the vote: