• Meet the 180 Members of Congress Who Think They're Immune to Natural Disasters

    Two and a half months after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, the House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved a $50.7 billion emergency bill to fund emergency relief efforts by a vote of 241 to 180.

    "Based on the extent of the damage, federal assistance is in dire need to help these communities recover and also prepare for future storms," wrote Mike Conaway (R-TX).

    "I urge the President to approve this assistance without delay," said Sam Graves (R-MO). "Many communities…have been stretched to the limit preparing for and fighting this unprecedented flood."

    "This storm left behind a disaster — there is no doubt, and it is the responsibility of the federal government to aid the state and counties in clean-up and repairing the damage the storm caused," pleaded Michael Burgess (R-TX).

    Except! These members of Congress were talking about the natural disasters that hit their own communities. They, along with 176 other Republicans and one Democrat must be pretty sure nothing bad will ever happen in their districts again:

    "Nay" Votes on Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

    Aderholt
    Amash
    Amodei
    Bachmann
    Barr
    Barton
    Benishek
    Bentivolio
    Bilirakis
    Bishop (UT)
    Black
    Blackburn
    Brady (TX)
    Bridenstine
    Brooks (AL)
    Brooks (IN)
    Broun (GA)
    Buchanan
    Bucshon
    Burgess
    Calvert
    Camp
    Campbell
    Carter
    Cassidy
    Chabot
    Chaffetz
    Coble
    Coffman
    Collins (GA)
    Conaway
    Cook
    Cooper
    Cotton
    Daines
    DeSantis
    DesJarlais
    Duffy
    Duncan (SC)
    Duncan (TN)
    Ellmers
    Farenthold
    Fincher
    Fleischmann
    Fleming
    Flores
    Forbes
    Fortenberry
    Foxx
    Franks (AZ)
    Gardner
    Gibbs
    Gingrey (GA)
    Gohmert
    Goodlatte
    Gosar
    Gowdy
    Granger
    Graves (GA)
    Graves (MO)
    Griffin (AR)
    Griffith (VA)
    Guthrie
    Hall
    Harris
    Hartzler
    Hastings (WA)
    Heck (NV)
    Hensarling
    Holding
    Hudson
    Huelskamp
    Huizenga (MI)
    Hultgren
    Hunter
    Hurt
    Issa
    Jenkins
    Johnson (OH)
    Johnson, Sam
    Jones
    Jordan
    Joyce
    Kelly
    King (IA)
    Kinzinger (IL)
    Kline
    Labrador
    LaMalfa
    Lamborn
    Lankford
    Latham
    Latta
    Long
    Luetkemeyer
    Lummis
    Marchant
    Massie
    McCaul
    McClintock
    McHenry
    McMorris Rodgers
    Meadows
    Messer
    Mica
    Miller (FL)
    Miller (MI)
    Miller, Gary
    Mullin
    Mulvaney
    Murphy (PA)
    Neugebauer
    Noem
    Nugent
    Nunnelee
    Olson
    Paulsen
    Pearce
    Perry
    Petri
    Pittenger
    Pitts
    Poe (TX)
    Pompeo
    Posey
    Price (GA)
    Radel
    Renacci
    Ribble
    Rice (SC)
    Rigell
    Roby
    Roe (TN)
    Rogers (AL)
    Rogers (MI)
    Rohrabacher
    Rokita
    Rooney
    Roskam
    Ross
    Rothfus
    Royce
    Ryan (WI)
    Salmon
    Scalise
    Schock
    Schweikert
    Scott, Austin
    Sensenbrenner
    Sessions
    Shuster
    Simpson
    Smith (NE)
    Smith (TX)
    Southerland
    Stewart
    Stivers
    Stockman
    Stutzman
    Terry
    Thompson (PA)
    Thornberry
    Tiberi
    Tipton
    Upton
    Wagner
    Walberg
    Walden
    Walorski
    Weber (TX)
    Webster (FL)
    Wenstrup
    Westmoreland
    Williams
    Wilson (SC)
    Wittman
    Womack
    Woodall
    Yoder
    Yoho

    Must be nice to be so confident nature will spare your neighborhoods, even after all the evidence to the contrary.

    Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: House of Representatives, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Disasters

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