Justin Amash voted no on the Rogers of KY Part A Substitute Amendment to H R 152, Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013Submitted by ProudAmericanFirst on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 00:46
"I voted no on the Rogers of KY Part A Substitute Amendment to H R 152, Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. This substitute amendment is virtually identical to the introduced bill, which appropriates $17 billion in funding to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The purpose of the substitute amendment, presumably, was so Republicans could vote for this funding but reject the final package if the House later adopted Rep. Frelinghuysen's amendment, which spends nearly $34 billion more. Because the Mulvaney offset failed, this amendment constitutes $17 billion in new deficit spending. As I previously noted, the rule for H R 152 stipulated that the House would end consideration of the bill if the substitute amendment failed. The House should have rejected this amendment and brought up a new bill with real offsets. It passed 327-91."