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Blunt asks for Missouri disaster declaration -- seven months after voting against aid package for Sandy victims

Sens.

Roy Blunt

and

Claire McCaskill

have released a letter asking the administration to declare 22 southern Missouri counties disaster areas, following recent heavy rain and floods.

The declaration, requested by Gov.

Jay Nixon

, would entitle some flood victims and communities to federal aid.

Blunt, you’ll recall, voted against a federal aid package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy along the northeast coast.

So did Sens.

Jerry Moran

and

Pat Roberts

, along with Reps.

Kevin Yoder

,

Lynn Jenkins

,

Vicky Hartzler

, and

Sam Graves

, by the way.

The new request is a good reminder of why members of Congress typically support disaster aid spending.

You don’t vote yes because you’re nice. You vote yes because your constituents will need it someday.

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