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Daines Votes Against Providing Relief to Storm Victims. Again.

Submitted by vsample on Mon, 2017-09-11 09:05

Helena –  Just weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey devastated south Texas and Louisiana, dropping more than 40 inches of rain on America’s fourth largest city, displacing tens of thousands, and killing at least 71 people. As the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency concluded that the storm could be the second-most costly disaster in United States history, there was widespread, bipartisan consensus that Congress must act to help the victims of the storm.
 
It seems Montana’s junior Senator, Steve Daines, disagreed.
 
Yesterday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan aid package which will provide $15 billion in disaster aid to victims of Harvey, 80-17. Daines opposed the measure, apparently unable to bring himself to vote to help those affected by the storm, many of whom have lost their belongings, homes, and businesses.

 

This article was originally posted on the Montana Democrats website. To read the full article click on Daines Votes against Helping Storm Victims