Objections raised over additional projects lumped with Sandy relief (AP / CS Monitor)

EXCERPT:

January 12, 2013 – Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a “not-so-fast” campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week. Their complaint is that lots of the money that lawmakers are considering will actually go toward recovery efforts for past disasters and other projects unrelated to the late-October storm. A Senate-passed version from the end of the last Congress included $150 million for what the Commerce Department described as fisheries disasters in Alaska, Mississippi and the Northeast, and $50 million in subsidies for replanting trees on private land damaged by wildfires. Critics are taking the sharpest aim at $12.1 billion in the amendment for Department of Housing and Urban Development emergency block grants.

Link to Full Article: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0112/Objections-raised-over-additional-projects-lumped-with-Sandy-relief

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