Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
September 1, 2014

Will Tornado Disaster Aid Need to Be Deficit Neutral?

As the region surrounding Oklahoma City grapples with the aftermath of a destructive and deadly tornado, Roll Call reports that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) “says he will insist that any federal disaster aid be paid for with cuts elsewhere.”

” Coburn said he would “absolutely” demand offsets for any federal aid that Congress provides… It’s a position he has taken repeatedly during his career when Congress debates emergency funding for disaster aid.”

  • Mimihaha

    We can start with tax breaks for oil companies.

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