“The disaster aid package would be financed by a $1.5 billion cut from a loan program to encourage the production of fuel-efficient vehicles.”
Well that’s a nice neat way of kissing the oil industries ass and kicking the people of Joplin, Mo. to the curb!
In the aftermath of Sunday’s devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., a key House panel has approved a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don’t run out before the end of the budget year in September.
The Appropriations panel approved the measure by voice vote as an amendment to a measure funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other Department of Homeland Security programs for the 2012 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
The disaster aid package would be financed by a $1.5 billion cut from a loan program to encourage the production of fuel-efficient vehicles. That means the new spending wouldn’t add to out-of-control budget deficits.
- House GOP to advance $1B disaster aid package (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Aiding Disaster Relief in Joplin (petrosbaptist.wordpress.com)
- Rep. Eric Cantor: Any Disaster Relief Funds Must Be Offset With Spending Cuts Elsewhere (mediaite.com)
- Cantor balks at tornado relief; tells Missouri “Them’s the breaks” (garystlawrence.wordpress.com)