Members of the House of Representatives voted today on a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. $50 billion in aid is at stake.
It seemed like it would have been an easy choice, but nothing is easy in Washington.
"$16 billion is to quintuple the size of the Community Development Block Grant program. That's the slush fund that pays for such dubious projects as doggy day care centers and it doesn't even have to be spent in the hurricane area."
Rep Tom McClintock (R-CA) said, "Two billion dollars is for highway repairs anywhere in the country including up to $20 million each for Guam, American Samoa and the Mariana Islands that aren't even in the same ocean as hurricane Sandy."
OutFront tonight: Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS).