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Blunt: Sandy disaster aid different from Missouri’s
08/29/2013 9:06 AM
08/29/2013 9:07 AM
victims last winter.
Here’s the statement from Blunt spokeswomanAmber Marchand
“As Senator Blunt repeatedly stated at the time of his vote, he did not support the $50.5 billion Sandy supplemental because it did not provide targeted disaster funding and it rewrote the Stafford Act in a way that moved the nation further away from a viable, long-term solution for funding future disasters.
“Senator Blunt has long said that when a disaster exceeds the ability of communities and states — as we’ve witnessed with recent flooding in Missouri —the federal government has a responsibility to step in with targeted assistance. However, Senator Blunt believes this aid should not be viewed as a chance for Congress to tack on stimulus-type spending or to change the way the federal government responds to future disasters — as we saw with the Sandy supplemental.”
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