Cooper Statement on Sandy Disaster Aid Vote
January 16, 2013
“I have great compassion for the victims of the Sandy disaster, which is why I voted ‘yes’ on the first $9.7 billion bill that passed earlier this month.
“Congress should make at least some effort to pay for a portion of disaster relief. I voted for federal aid for
“Yesterday’s votes came during a national budget crisis while
Cooper also recommends reading today’s Washington Post editorial, which states, “Americans have all sorts of reasons to be shocked” by this bill, including that “lawmakers still haven’t reformed the slapdash way Congress deals with disasters.”