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U.S. House OKs Sandy flood aid, four NC Reps. reject relief measure

The U.S House overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion on Friday to cover flood insurance claims for home owners and  businesses ravaged last October by Superstorm Sandy.

The 354-67 vote came following blowback by Republican lawmakers in the Northeast this week, who sharply criticized House Speaker Boehner’s decision not to vote on the package when Congress was working on a fiscal cliff compromise.

Three of North Carolina’s newest congressional representatives –  Reps. Richard Hudson, Mark Meadows, and George Holding – joined veteran Republican Virginia Foxx in voting against the federal aid.

Here’s how the rest of North Carolina’s House delegation voted:

Yea
Rep. G.K. Butterfield – 1st DistrictSandyRelief_NC
Rep. Renee Ellmers – 2nd District
Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District
Rep. David Price – 4th District
Rep. Howard Coble – 6th District
Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District
Rep. Robert Pittenger – 9th District
Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District
Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District

Nay
Rep. Virginia Foxx – 5th District
Rep. Richard Hudson – 8th District
Rep. Mark Meadows – 11th District
Rep. George Holding – 13th District

3 Comments


  1. Toni Hill

    January 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Elizabeth Foxx is an embarrassment to NC. She is a major joke on MSNBC! I watch the shows on MSNBC often and each time Foxx’s name is mentioned it is about some stupid she has said.

  2. Jack

    January 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I have one question of to ask: How does the shoe fit Christie?

  3. […] of those Republican members had voted earlier this month to support $9.7 billion in spending to replenish the federal government’s flood insurance […]

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