Roll Call – Palazzo now supports Sandy relief aid

In a sign of the potential risks Republicans face by balking at disaster relief, a GOP sophomore appears to have quickly softened his view on Superstorm Sandy recovery spending after becoming a target of critics, including a local newspaper.
Even though his southeast Mississippi district benefitted greatly from federal aid after Hurricane Katrina, Republican Steven M. Palazzo was among the naysayers on Jan. 4, when the House passed, 354-67, a $9.7 billion increase in the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program.
But after visiting communities in New York and New Jersey that were hard hit by the late October storm, Palazzo spoke of his “unwavering commitment in advocating for the next round of assistance to be considered in Congress.”

Roll Call
1/9/13