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
, along with Reps.Kevin Yoder
, andSam 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.