Congress OKs cash for Sandy payouts

Posted: January 5, 2013 at 5:54 a.m.

New York’s Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand enter a news conference Friday on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss superstorm Sandy aid. An aid bill passed both houses of Congress on Friday.

Under intense pressure from New York and New Jersey, Congress adopted legislation Friday that would provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed by people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by superstorm Sandy.

House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy aid

The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. Friday's 354-67 vote sends the bill to the Senate. (By AP)
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I presume this is Tom Cotton's peculiar path to personal & political reinvention. But let's remember the facts.

Fact: Cotton is a beltway attorney and McKinsey auto bailout consultant who hasn't lived in Arkansas for nearly half his life. Fact: exploiting his rich Boston, California, NYC, and Harvard friends, he moved back in with his parents so he could buy a congressional seat in an economically depressed part of our state. Fact: Tom Cotton is the quintessential DC-insider.

Two days in Congress, and I think it's time to ask: does Arkansas want an inexperienced, overly ambitious, media darling, pseudo carpetbagger, political power climber, running around Washington talking big game to media elites, or do we want a humble, hardworking servant? Hmmm.

Posted by: ArkansasConservative7

January 5, 2013 at 6:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )