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Senator Blunt: Washington Needs To Get Disaster Funding To People Who Need Help Rebuilding

September 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement regarding the two votes that took place in the U.S. Senate tonight:

“Americans are tired of the gridlock and games in Washington, and so am I. As I’ve continually said, I support the fastest way to get federal aid to the people who need help in the wake of devastating disasters in Missouri and elsewhere.

“Tonight, I voted against these two bills because they would delay the process by punting back to the House. The second bill also stripped $1 billion in disaster relief and provides less emergency funding for Missourians in the wake of record flooding and tornadoes.

“I support the House-passed continuing resolution, which I had hoped the Senate would have sent to the President’s desk in order to get this disaster assistance to the people who need it now.”

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