Friday, March 23, 2007

Gulf Coast Recovery - Walberg Votes No

As Congressman Walberg makes a fool of himself in front of the national media this week, there have been a few significant votes this week. The first, on Wednesday, was on HR 1227, the Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007.

Describing itself as a bill "To assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina," HR 1227 authorizes the Department of Housing and Urban Development to allocate greater funds toward housing in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. gives an estimated cost as less than $2.00 per American in 2007.

It passed, 302-125, with 72 Republicans joining the Democratic majority.

Tim Walberg voted No. Michigan Republicans Vern Ehlers, Joe Knollenberg, Mike Rogers, and Fred Upton chose to support the bill, while Walberg was joined by Republicans Dave Camp, Peter Hoekstra, Thaddeus McCotter, and Candice Miller.

Look, Congressman Walberg, I realize you're all about small government and whatnot. But two dollars? Is that too much to ask?

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