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Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, 10:39 a.m.

Idaho Reps Vote Against Sandy Relief

Idaho Republican Reps. Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson couldn't muster a "yes" vote when their Northeast colleagues needed them the most. Labrador and Simpson thumbed their noses at a bill designed to provide billions to Hurricane Sandy victims. Despite Labrador's, Simpson's and 178 other "no" votes, the House passed the $50 billion final bill. The $50 billion comes on top of $9.7 billion Congress approved on Jan. 4 to help pay flood insurance claims related to the October storm. All but one of the "no" votes came from Republicans, who said the legislation was too expensive. The U.S. Senate is expected to approve the measure with little debate/George Prentice, Boise Weekly. More here.

DFO: Yeah, I know this is dated. But we haven't discussed it (and U.S. Senate vote hasn't taken place).

Question: Do you agree/disagree with votes by Idaho U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador against the Hurricane Sandy relief package?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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