After all the help Alabama received in the wake of the April 27th tornadoes, you might think our Senators would appreciate the need for funding FEMA disaster aid. Wrong.
On a 53-33 vote, the Senate failed to advance legislation proposed by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that would replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund, which is nearly dry. Sixty votes were needed.
FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund balance is so low that they have halted some long term disaster relief projects in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee in order to assure money is available to provide immediate help for victims of Hurricane Irene.
Helping people in times of need — not a Republican value.