37 Republicans: Disaster Aid for Me, Not For Thee

ThinkProgress has a list of 37 Republicans in Congress who voted against federal aid for the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy but demanded disaster aid for their own districts after previous events. The list includes Rep. Dan Benishek of Michigan, who wanted aid for his district when there was a spring freeze that hurt farmers. Here’s the list:

1. Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI): Endorsed emergency crop relief assistance after spring freezes.

2. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): Asked for disaster relief after flooding.

3. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL): Promoted relief funds after a tornado.

4. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): applauded FEMA flooding relief.

5. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH): Asked for disaster relief after storms.

6. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX): Asked President George W. Bush to approve disaster relief after storms caused flooding.

7. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN): Endorsed disaster funding after storms.

8. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI): Backed disaster funding after storms.

9. Rep. John Duncan (R-TN): Asked for a disaster declaration after storms caused flooding.

10. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN): Endorsed disaster tax relief and touted available disaster relief funds.

11. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-TX): Endorsed President George W. Bush’s disaster declaration and its resulting USDA crop freezing relief.

12. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): Pushed for a Bush administration disaster declaration to include more counties after Hurricane Ike.

13. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA): Endorsed drought relief emergency crop assistance.

14. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): Asked the Forest Service for immediate relief after floods.

15. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO): Begged for a disaster declaration after flooding.

16. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD): Backed USDA emergency relief during a drought.

17. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL): Requested emergency drought relief from the USDA.

18. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS): Supported disaster declaration after storms.

19. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): Asked for a disaster declaration after storms.

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