GOP’s Mississippi Rep. Palazzo (rhymes with azzhole) to tour Sandy destruction he had voted against funding help for
Mississippi Rep. Palazzo to tour Sandy destruction
Anita Lee | The Biloxi Sun Herald
U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo will tour disaster areas in New Jersey and the northeast with colleagues today to find out more about Hurricane Sandy relief and show his support for those efforts.
Palazzo voted Friday against a bill that provided $9.7 billion for the National Flood Insurance Program to pay claims, a move that baffled some of his South Mississippi constituents who have benefitted from federal disaster relief after hurricanes, most notably Katrina in 2005.
He told the Sun Herald on Monday that he is simply trying to raise awareness about the national debt and the need to change the way the federal government responds to disasters.
“We are obligated, especially after they receive this aid, to bring attention to the need for disaster-relief reform, and insurance reform and how we’re going to build back resilient communities and make sure that we mitigate for future storms,” he said. “That has been my initial focus from Day One, is taking an opportunity to address this.
Palazzo was one of 67 House Republicans who opposed the bill to raise the NFIP debt limit because of Sandy. The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote.
Many people were left with the impression the bill included pork projects for Sandy relief, but it included no other spending.
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“to find out more about Hurricane Sandy relief and show his support for those efforts.”
By voting against those efforts.
Welcome to GOP bizzaro world.