Congressman Andy Harris Joins 57 GOP Lawmakers to Vote Against Disaster Aid Bill


The Hill reported today that Congressman Andy Harris (MD-1) joined 57 other GOP lawmakers in voting against the $19 billon Disaster Aid Bill that would have provided financial aid to Puerto Rico and the states of Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Ohio.

Critics of the legislation — which provides funding to recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, hurricanes and flooding as well as block grants and nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico — cited concerns over its impact on the national debt and its lack of border funding as factors in their decision to vote against the measure.

Read the full story here.

Letters to Editor

  1. Alan Boisvert says

    Shortsighted. Wait until the eastern shore gets hit…which it will. Sure, piss away money via tax breaks to the rich but don’t help those truly in need. Who voted for this loser?

  2. Frank Carollo says

    Yet another instance of how Harris puts the “empty” in “empty suit.”

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