Urgent: Rogers says potential spending for OK tornado should not be offset with matching cuts
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) says any additional money which could be needed to pay to recover for the tornado in Oklahoma should not need to be offset with requisite cuts.
There has long been an internal battle inside the GOP about paying for disasters…which sometimes entail additional spending. We have no indication (and it is very early) that they would need additional money or even a supplemental spending bill (such as for Sandy). But many R’s have long held that any additional spending need to be offset with dollar for dollar cuts.
That was not the case with the Sandy bill for the northeast. And the bill…when it passed, only secured 49 yea votes from House Republicans.
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill