The Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental legislation (H.R. 152) provides $17 billion in emergency funding for the states affected by the hurricane.
House Republicans have offered a slew of amendments to trim down the legislation, and get rid of what they deem unnecessary spending.
Rep. Broun, who represents Georgia’s 10th congressional district, added few amendments that would save $316 million; they mostly dealt with weather forecasting and transportation. The House Rules committee voted down the amendments 7-14.
Rep. Price, who represents Georgia's 6th congressional district, introduced an amendment that would impose spending caps instead of H.R. 152 being an emergency supplemental bill.
Rep. Westmoreland, who represents Georgia's 3rd congressional district, amendment requires for national flood insurance program to set up a specific plan to repay the money.
The House Rules Committee meets tonight to review the Sandy legislation.