Sandy Vote

UPDATE: Garrett votes Yes (I will post his remarks in Comments, below). This is only a small portion of the aid (which he’s signaled he’s likely to oppose when Boehner finally schedules it Jan. 15, as he voted No on Katrina aid). So, voting Yes today, he quells the flood of criticism against him, and the angry calls into his district office. Looks like he hopes criticism against him will die down – but it shouldn’t. Garrett would cheerfully see his Jersey constituents and others continue to struggle. Keep up the pressure. Garrett video, below in Comments – Rosi

We just got word live streaming video of this discussion in the House was available to post (via NBC News). Got it up for you as soon as we could. This is about the flood insurance bill only; the bulk of Sandy aid was put off for discussion by Speaker Boehner until January 15.

Before we were able to post, Rep. Jon Runyan spoke (appearing to read from a script). Rep. Rob Andrews spoke and Rep. Bill Pascrell, who was expressive and passionate in his remarks.

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Sandy Vote

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Comments (4)

  1. deciminyan

    In his closing remarks, Scott Garrett (R-Lunatic Asylum) praises the many “guv’mint” agencies that provided Sandy relief.

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  3. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    Remarkably, video of his speech was provided by Congressman Garrett’s office, and entitled Rep. Garrett fights for Hurricane Sandy victims on the House floor.  

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  4. scarletbgonias

    that title will be revised to read:

    “Rep. Garrett fights for Hurricane Sandy victims on the House floor by voting NAY”

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