GOP Threatens To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts -- Again

From ThinkProgress Thu Dec 13 2012, 09:00:25

The White House last week requested $60 billion in federal disaster relief to rebuild the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, but some Republicans are again threatening to hold disaster relief funding hostage unless it is offset by other budget cuts. A day after Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) called disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy "wasteful spending," [...]

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