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US Congress & The Legislative Branch Discuss Here Are The 17 Republicans Who Voted Against Harvey, Debt Ceiling Bill at the Political Forums; Originally Posted by Lumara The few who voted against the Harvey relief bill wanted a way to pay for it ...

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Old 09-13-2017, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: Here Are The 17 Republicans Who Voted Against Harvey, Debt Ceiling Bill

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The few who voted against the Harvey relief bill wanted a way to pay for it without increasing our debt. Rand Paul proposed an amendment to the bill that would have diverted unspent foreign aid funds to Harvey relief. That made a lot of sense, but it didn't even make it out of committee, proving the continued fiscal IRresponsibility of the majority in Congress.
While I normally take Rand Paul with a bit of salt, I think his idea was a peach - helping Americans before others.

I don't want to see the debt ballooning like it has in the not too distant past, and this would have addressed the issue.
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