Two of Colorado’s Republican congressmen voted Thursday against a disaster relief bill that would send $36 billion in aid to Puerto Rico and other places ravaged by recent hurricanes, as well as to programs aiding the firefighting efforts in the U.S. West.
The House of Representatives approved the aid package Thursday in a 353-69 vote. Reps. Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn both voted against the package, as did 67 of their Republican colleagues.
But the rest of Colorado’s House delegation — including Republicans Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton — voted to pass the measure for the much-needed aid package on to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it next week.
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Still, more than two-thirds of House Republicans voted to pass the measure, despite ongoing concerns from most that deficits were rising because of the massive hurricane relief efforts that are draining the National Flood Insurance Program.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics