A report Friday from CoreLogic estimated that Hurricane Harvey would cause $39.6 billion of damage alone to homes in its immediate path. Now Houston is facing worsening flooding as Harvey, now a tropical storm, continues to dump more rain on the city in the coming days. They voted against it in large part because it wasn't offset with spending cuts, meaning it would add to the deficit, and the relief dollars were massively spread out, the Washington Time reported. But we're not going to pay anybody back because of political idiocy.
By the time Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey and NY in 2012, offsetting any new spending had become a key tenet for most Republicans, so when then-President Barack Obama pushed for a $60 billion package of federal aid, it sparked more than three months of partisan sparring - a delay that left Democrats and northeastern Republicans fuming while the remainder of the GOP fulminated against the threat of a growing national debt and the inclusion of spending they deemed extraneous in the aid package.
Tur mentioned that Cruz voted for aid against Sandy, but now he is asking for money for Texas. On Monday, he told NBC News that the bill was "filled with unrelated pork" and that "two-thirds" of it had "nothing to do with Sandy". Many Republicans opposed the full $51 billion aid package, which included a $34 billion amendment by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., that included grants for housing and other repairs patterned after the Katrina response.
Correspondent Katy Tur interrupted Cruz after he called a 2013 relief package, meant to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, "political sniping". "It was simply politicians wasting money". Fortunately the areas affected by Sandy did get the relief aid they needed, just as we should hope and expect that those affected by Harvey will get the relief aid that they need.
Attaching the relief funding to a six-month continuing resolution to keep the government open would, however, introduce another degree of uncertainty, due to Trump's desire to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border in any funding bill. Opponents argued that the Sandy package funded things unrelated to the disaster.
This climate denialism, combined with a decline in "regional cooperation", is "a particular danger today, when the possibility-nay, probability-of future devastation from climate change, not to mention other natural occurrences, is staring us in the face", Hiltzik concluded.
Cruz also expressed confidence that the storm's victims will receive the help they need from the federal government. I think this is separate.
Congressional Republicans have not spelled out their plan for dealing with the budget and a related, must-pass increase in the federal debt ceiling.
But the Sandy name was on the bill, it was not palatable for fiscal conservatives, and I agree with Legal Insurrection's Fuzzy Slippers-the Democrats knew it would trash Republicans, who suffered a bruising and demoralizing 2012 campaign season.
The sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, infrared, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It will be a global launch event and XIaomi fans can also register on the website to get an invite to the launch.
The 21-year-old suffered a broken wrist and a chipped tooth, and he got eight staples in his scalp to close a head wound. If you have any information about Ramos' whereabouts, call the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280.
So long Nashville , hello world pop domination - but she was still the superstar who had a dance party with her fans. It features a black-and-white image of the artist covered by various headlines and news articles bearing her name.
Simona Halep , now ranked #2 among the female players in the world, will face Sharapova in that opening round. But it shouldn't happen because of the lack of matches. "I don't think we're both thinking that far ahead".
McMaster said that "no military actions are anticipated in the near future" to address the situation in Venezuela . The executive order also allows debt financing for exports of food, medicine and other humanitarian goods.
That means you can take a photo or video standing alongside the likes of Admiral Ackbar (as demonstrated in the video above). Each graphic reveals a different character every day from September 1-3, and fans unlock digital rewards as they progress.
Russian ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinsky died in Khartoum , the Russian Foreign Ministry's information department told TASS. Russia's RIA Novosti state news agency reported the veteran diplomat's death, citing the foreign ministry in Moscow.
He added that the new collaboration with Apple will enable Accenture to help its customers "transform the way they work". In recent years, Apple has teamed up with a number of technology partners to extend its reach into the enterprise market.
Over on the Xbox 360 side of things, arcade racer Hydro Thunder Hurricane will go free from September 1 through September 15. Besides the free games, a subscription gets you multiplayer capabilities and some exclusive discounts in Xbox stores.
He took his opportunity, he played some fantastic cricket and I see him playing a massive part for us moving forward. And the skipper expects a strong West Indies response after heavy criticism of their performance in Birmingham.
Viral "Honesty App" Sarahah Discovered Stealing User Data
On both iOS and Android, Sarahah asks user permission to access phone contacts so it's not as if this is completely surprising. At the same time, it is also worth noting that the app does work well even when users don't allow the app to access contacts.
Sergio Aguero accused of assaulting a Bournemouth steward
Fernandinho also had a chance two minutes before half-time but his shot was repelled by Begovic as City had the momentum. We'll be building up to the game throughout the day and Robbie will offer the minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.
Iran welcomes restoring of Qatari relations
Qatar was among Saudi allies who followed suit to limit ties with Iran after it severed relations with Tehran in January 2016. Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field, called the South Pars Field by Tehran and the North Field by Doha.
Facebook, Instagram 'crash' for thousands of internet users
Others problems including trouble logging in or loading pictures, while some were unable to use the Facebook Messenger app. The astonishing fact is the problem doesn't happen to all the users around the globe. "We're sorry for any inconvenience".
Vettel 'not happy' with Friday performance
The three were 0.7secs clear of the field, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo in fourth and fifth. There is rain in the forecast, which might yet give us an outcome no one is expecting.
Deadly Attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan
Worshippers had gathered for Friday prayers when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the mosque. Eyewitnesses said the security forces arrived at the scene two hours following the attack.
Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law
She ordered the parties to submit briefs by August 31 on whether she should retain jurisdiction over Texas voter ID laws . Circuit Court of Appeals) was clearly critical of Texas having the most restrictive list in the country ".
Sears to Shut More Kmart Stores
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