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Friday, March 17, 2006

 

Republicans Block Funding For Port Security, Disaster Preparedness


Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly defeated an amendment proposed by Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN) that would have provided $1.25 billion in desperately needed funding for port security and disaster preparedness. The Sabo amendment included:

– $300 million to enable U.S. customs agents to inspect high-risk containers at all 140 overseas ports that ship directly to the United States. Current funding only allows U.S. customs agents to operate at 43 of these ports.
– $400 million to place radiation monitors at all U.S. ports of entry. Currently, less than half of U.S. ports have radiation monitors.
– $300 million to provide backup emergency communications equipment for the Gulf Coast.

Meanwhile, the Bush budget – which most of the members who voted against this bill will likely support –contains an increase of $1.7 billion for missile defense, a program that doesn’t even work. - Via Think Progress


I'm still working on finding out how Castle voted on this.

Comments:
It looks like 12 R's voted with the Dems. If anyone has those, I'd be interested to know who they were.
 
AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment to increase funding for the relocation of personnel and equipment of the CBP related to the New Orleans laboratory facility and for the repair and replacement of critical equipment and property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina by $700 million, to increase funding for "Operating Expenses" of the US Coast Guard for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes of the 2005 season by $125 million, to increase funding for "Administrative and Regional Operations" of FEMA for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina by $300 million and to increasefunding for "Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery" of FEMA for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina by $100 million.

Republicans voting Yes:

Ferguson
Fitzpatrick (PA)
Garrett (NJ)
Gerlach
Hayworth
LoBiondo
Porter
Renzi
Saxton
Shadegg
Simmons
Smith (NJ)
Wilson (NM)
 
Gracias.

That "maverick" Michael Castle strikes again.
 
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