~ Vermont, post-Hurricane Irene
I just thought I would re-post this brief AP article in case it slipped through the cracks of a slow Monday news day. Pretty self-explanatory... no additional comment needed.
Republicans block Senate disaster aid bill-- "Republicans blocked an effort Monday by Senate Democrats to quickly pass a $7 billion aid package for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene, tornadoes in the Midwest and the South and floods along the Mississippi, Missouri and other rivers. On a 53-33 vote, the Senate rejected an attempt by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to bring up a bill that Democrats had hoped to use to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency's depleted disaster fund. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the measure."