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Wonkbook: Disaster relief in the time of austerity

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein

Dylan Matthews is writing Wonkbook while Ezra is traveling. Five in the morning 1) The presumption in favor of disaster relief is changing, reports Carl Hulse: "The new push for federal austerity is threatening to change the traditi...

Cantor: Spending Cuts Must Offset Post-Irene Federal Disaster Relief

Politics : Business Insider: Politix

With many parts of the northeast still underwater from Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irene, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says any federal disaster relief will have to be offset by spending cuts elsewhere in the federal...

Explaining federal disaster relief funding (video)

Politics / US Politics : The Federal Eye

The Federal Eye joined C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Tuesday morning to discuss the Senate’s agreement on a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Nov. 18, including money to replenish the Federal Emergen...

With Irma on its way, 7 from NC vote against debt deal containing Harvey relief

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

Seven North Carolina representatives – a majority of the state’s Republicans in Congress – voted Friday morning against a deal that will provide Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, raise the government’s … Click to Continue »

‘Go back to the beach’: Ted Cruz continues war of words with Chris Christie over disaster funding

News : The Raw Story

Former GOP presidential rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) and Gov. Chiris Christie (NJ) renewed their war of words on Friday over federal relief dollars for Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with Cruz telling Christie to take a hike to...


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