SUN HERALD | Editorial: Palazzo’s vote misrepresents his district

Seldom has a single vote in Congress appeared as cold-blooded and hard-headed as one cast by Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., last week.

The issue was simple: Temporarily increase the borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program so the Federal Emergency Management Agency could borrow an additional $9.7 billion from the Treasury to pay claims, including those from Superstorm Sandy.

The need was obvious: the flood insurance program was days away from running out of money to pay claims.

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