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Vote Alert: $33.677 Billion Increase in Spending

This amendment sponsored by Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), increased spending in the Hurricane Sandy bill by almost $34 billion. This legislation, combined with other legislation geared towards addressing damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, amounts to $60.4 billion in un-accounted spending. Significant portions of the funding in the legislation did not go towards Hurricane Sandy recovery but instead toward pet projects. Simply put, Congress used a natural disaster as an excuse to increase spending. The amendment passed 228 – 192 on Jan. 15, 2013 and the bill was later signed into law by the president.

To see how your elected officials stack up or other votes that comprise the Liberty Score, view our full scorecard here.

Conservative position: NO

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