H.R. 152 - Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013

Emergency management. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The president has signed the bill. 
Amendments:
16 proposed amendments. 8 accepted. 4 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on January 28, 2013.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 62 voted NO: 36
2 voted present/not voting

Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013

H.R. 152 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Hurricane Sandy relief bill
  • Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
  • Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
  • Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013
  • Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
  • Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013
  • Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
  • Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013
  • Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor
Harold Rogers
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Emergency management
    • Appropriations
    • Army Corps of Engineers
    • Aviation and airports
    • Cemeteries and funerals
    • Child health
    • Coast guard
    • Computers and information technology
    • Congressional oversight
    • Defense spending
    • Department of Defense
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Department of Transportation
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Department of the Interior
    • Disaster relief and insurance
    • Economic development
    • Education programs funding
    • Emergency medical services and trauma care
    • Executive agency funding and structure
    • Family services
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • Floods and storm protection
    • Food assistance and relief
    • Government lending and loan guarantees
    • Government studies and investigations
    • Health facilities and institutions
    • Health programs administration and funding
    • Housing and community development funding
    • Infrastructure development
    • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
    • Military facilities and property
    • National Guard and reserves
    • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
    • Natural disasters
    • Navigation, waterways, harbors
    • Oil and gas
    • Parks, recreation areas, trails
    • Preschool education
    • Public transit
    • Railroads
    • Small Business Administration
    • Small business
    • Social Security Administration
    • Transportation programs funding
    • Veterans' medical care
    • Water quality
    • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/04/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (16 proposed)
    Passed House1/15/2013
    Passed Senate1/28/2013
    Signed by President1/29/2013
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 4 (Mulvaney) to H.R. 152: Amendment to the pending Rogers (KY) language sought to provide an offset of the ...1/15/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
    162 voted YES 258 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 3 (Rogers) to H.R. 152: Amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of House Report ...1/15/2013This amendment PASSED the House
    327 voted YES 91 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 6 (Flores) to H.R. 152: Amendment strikes the $150 million for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.1/15/2013This amendment PASSED the House
    221 voted YES 197 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 8 (Broun) to H.R. 152: Amendment sought to strike $13 million in funding for National Weather Service's ground readiness ...1/15/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
    206 voted YES 214 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 9 (Duncan) to H.R. 152: Amendment sought to strike $1 million in the bill for the Legal Services Corporation ...1/15/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
    202 voted YES 217 voted NO 14 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseOn Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 11 to H R 1521/15/2013This amendment PASSED the House
    216 voted YES 205 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 14 (Benishek) to H.R. 152: Amendment sought to strike the proviso on line 20, restoring the requirement that local ...1/15/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
    208 voted YES 212 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 15 (Bishop) to H.R. 152: To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture from acquiring any more federal ...1/15/2013This amendment PASSED the House
    223 voted YES 198 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 5 (Frelinghuysen) to H.R. 152: Amendment provides an additional $33.677 billion in total spending to cover current and anticipated ...1/15/2013This amendment PASSED the House
    228 voted YES 192 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseH.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 20131/15/2013This bill PASSED the House
    241 voted YES 180 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Runyan amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.1/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.1/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Huelskamp amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.1/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.1/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 4 (Lee) to H.R. 152: To offset the cost of the bill with rescissions and discretionary cap reductions.1/28/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    35 voted YES 62 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateH.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 20131/28/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
    62 voted YES 36 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/04/2013
    1/04/2013Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
    1/04/2013Referred to House Appropriations
    1/04/2013Referred to House Budget
    1/14/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 23 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 152 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of this report shall be considered as an original bill. The resolution waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The resolution provides that if the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A is not adopted, the Committee of the Whole shall rise and report that it has come to no resolution on the bill. The resolution provides that each such amendment printed in part B and part C of this report shall not be subject to a demand
    1/15/2013Rule H. Res. 23 passed House.
    1/15/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 23.
    1/15/2013Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 152 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of this report shall be considered as an original bill. The resolution waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The resolution provides that if the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part A is not adopted, the Committee of the Whole shall rise and report that it has come to no resolution on the bill. The resolution provides that each such amendment printed in part B and part C of this report shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or the Committee of the Whole. Finally, the resolution directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, add the text of H.R. 219, as passed by the House, as a new matter at the end of H.R. 152.
    1/15/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 23 and Rule XVIII.
    1/15/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Shelley Moore Capito to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
    1/15/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 152.
    1/15/2013Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded to consider the Part A Rogers (KY) amendment in the nature of a substitute and the Part B Mulvaney (SC) perfecting amendment.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part B Mulvaney (SC) amendment.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Frelinghuysen Part C amendment No. 1.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores Part C perfecting amendment No. 2.
    1/15/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores Part C amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flores demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Runyan Part C perfecting amendment No. 3.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) Part C perfecting amendment No. 4.
    1/15/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) Part C amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (SC) Part C perfecting amendment No. 5.
    1/15/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duncan (SC) Part C amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Duncan (SC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer Part C perfecting amendment No. 6.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part C perfecting amendment No. 7.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huelskamp Part C perfecting amendment No. 8.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming Part C perfecting amendment No. 9.
    1/15/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming Part C amendment No. 9, as modified, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek Part C perfecting amendment No. 10.
    1/15/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Benishek Part C amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Benishek demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) Part C perfecting amendment No. 11.
    1/15/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (UT) Part C amendment No. 11, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
    1/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez Part C perfecting amendment No. 12.
    1/15/2013UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on agreeing to amendments previously debated and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
    1/15/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 152.
    1/15/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
    1/15/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    1/15/2013Mr. Rogers of Kentucky asked unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 152, the Clerk shall reinsert the text on page 1, lines 3 through 6 of the bill after the enacting clause. Agreed to without objection.
    1/15/2013The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
    1/15/2013Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, the text of H.R. 219 as passed by the House, was added as new matter at the end of H.R. 152 and the title of H.R. 152 was conformed to reflect the additional matter.
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 4 (Mulvaney) to H.R. 152: Amendment to the pending Rogers (KY) language sought to provide an offset of the ...
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 3 (Rogers) to H.R. 152: Amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of House Report ...
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 6 (Flores) to H.R. 152: Amendment strikes the $150 million for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 8 (Broun) to H.R. 152: Amendment sought to strike $13 million in funding for National Weather Service's ground readiness ...
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 9 (Duncan) to H.R. 152: Amendment sought to strike $1 million in the bill for the Legal Services Corporation ...
    select this voteVote1/15/2013On Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 11 to H R 152
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 14 (Benishek) to H.R. 152: Amendment sought to strike the proviso on line 20, restoring the requirement that local ...
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 15 (Bishop) to H.R. 152: To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture from acquiring any more federal ...
    select this voteVote1/15/2013H.Amdt. 5 (Frelinghuysen) to H.R. 152: Amendment provides an additional $33.677 billion in total spending to cover current and anticipated ...
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage1/15/2013H.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
    1/15/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Mulvaney to the Rogers (KY) amendment (A001).
    1/15/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Frelinghuysen.
    1/15/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Flores to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Runyan to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    select this voteVote1/15/2013On agreeing to the Runyan amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
    1/15/2013Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Broun (GA) to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Duncan (SC) to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Blumenauer to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    select this voteVote1/15/2013On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
    1/15/2013Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Velazquez to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013By unanimous consent, the Velazquez amendment was withdrawn.
    1/15/2013Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Huelskamp to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    select this voteVote1/15/2013On agreeing to the Huelskamp amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
    1/15/2013Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Fleming to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013Fleming amendment (A011) modified by unanimous consent. To strike "Steward" and insert "Stewart".
    1/15/2013Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Benishek to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Bishop (UT) to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    1/15/2013Amendment (A014) offered by Ms. Velazquez to the Frelinghuysen amendment (A003).
    select this voteVote1/15/2013On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
    1/22/2013Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar1/28/2013Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 2.
    1/28/2013Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    1/28/2013Amendment SA 4 proposed by Senator Lee.
    select this voteVote1/28/2013S.Amdt. 4 (Lee) to H.R. 152: To offset the cost of the bill with rescissions and discretionary cap reductions.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage1/28/2013H.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
    1/29/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    Signed1/29/2013Signed by President.
    Presented to President1/29/2013Presented to President.
    Enacted1/29/2013Became Public Law No: 113-2.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteH. Amdt. 3Rogers, Harold [R-KY5]January 15, 2013Passed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of House Report 113-1 and made in order as original text for the purpose of further amendment under the 5-minute rule. Amendment provides $17 billion in emergency funding to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 5Frelinghuysen, Rodney [R-NJ11]January 15, 2013Passed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment provides an additional $33.677 billion in total spending to cover current and anticipated needs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As amended, see item 40 (Fleming amendment) and item 42 (Bishop (UT) amendment).

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 6Flores, Bill [R-TX17]January 15, 2013Passed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment strikes the $150 million for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 7Runyan, Jon [R-NJ3]January 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment clarifies that the fisheries disaster money in the Frelinghuysen amendment is intended for States that were declared fisheries disasters in 2012 as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 8Broun, Paul [R-GA10]January 15, 2013Failed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment sought to strike $13 million in funding for National Weather Service's ground readiness project.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 9Duncan, Jeff [R-SC3]January 15, 2013Failed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment sought to strike $1 million in the bill for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and to replace it with language prohibiting use of funds in the bill for LSC.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 10Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR3]January 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment clarifies that Corps of Engineers construction projects receiving funds under this legislation will be at full Federal expense only with respect to the funds provided in the bill for repairing beaches damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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    H. Amdt. 11Velázquez, Nydia [D-NY7]January 15, 2013Offered on January 14, 2013.

    An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to increase the Community Development Fund appropriation amount by $25 million offset by reductions elsewhere in the bill.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 12Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS1]January 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment requires FEMA to disclose all disaster relief grants, not just those over $1 million.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 13Fleming, John [R-LA4]January 15, 2013Offered on January 14, 2013.

    Amendment to cut $9,800,000 from the Fish & Wildlife Service for rebuilding seawalls and buildings on uninhabited islands in the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 14Benishek, Dan [R-MI1]January 15, 2013Failed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment sought to strike the proviso on line 20, restoring the requirement that local investments would be required in Historic Preservation Grants.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 15Bishop, Rob [R-UT1]January 15, 2013Passed by roll call vote on January 15, 2013.

    An amendment numbered 11 printed in Part C of House Report 113-1 to prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture from acquiring any more federal land using funds provided under this emergency supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief.

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    select this voteH. Amdt. 16Velázquez, Nydia [D-NY7]January 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on January 15, 2013.

    Amendment increases the funding to the National Cemetery Administration by $1 million for the purpose of repairing veterans' cemeteries damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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    S. Amdt. 1Baucus, Max [D-MT]January 22, 2013Offered on January 21, 2013.

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    S. Amdt. 2Udall, Mark [D-CO]January 22, 2013Offered on January 21, 2013.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 4Lee, Mike [R-UT]January 24, 2013Failed by roll call vote on January 27, 2013.

    To offset the cost of the bill with rescissions and discretionary cap reductions.

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    Average contributions given to Senators from Transportation unions, which…

    support this bill

    Transportation unions [About]
    Average given to Senators who voted:
    30 times as much
    $11,315
    YES$11,315
    $375
    NO$375
    6 Organizations Support and 7 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013: H.R. 152: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

    6 organizations support this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Michels, J. (2013, January 16). TTD Applauds Passage of Overdue Sandy Relief Funding. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from TTD.
    Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
    Kirk, Ken and Dianne VanDe Hie (2013, January 8). Letter of Support. Retrieved January 11, 2013, from AMWA.
    Association of State Floodplain Managers
    McConkey, Sally and Chad Berginnis (2013, January 8). Re: Disaster Supplemental Appropriations 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013, from ASFM.
    International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
    Dow, Roger J. and R. Paul Noland (2013, January 23). Travel Industry Letter to Senators. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from UTA.
    U.S. Travel Association
    Dow, Roger J. and R. Paul Noland (2013, January 23). Travel Industry Letter to Senators. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from UTA.
    United Steelworkers
    USW (2013, January 15). Sandy Impacted Millions. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from Twitter.

    7 organizations oppose this bill

    Americans for Prosperity
    AFP (2013, January 28). AFP Senate Key Vote: Oppose the Sandy Relief Bill, HR 152. Retrieved January 29, 2013, from AFP.
    Club for Growth
    Roth, Andrew (2013, January 14). Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Sandy Relief Bill and Frelinghuysen Amdt.. Retrieved January 15, 2013, from Club for Growth.
    FreedomWorks
    Kibbe, Matt (2013, January 14). Key Vote NO on the Disaster Relief Act of 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2013, from Freedomworks.
    Heritage Foundation
    Heritage (2013, January 14). "No" on Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance. Retrieved January 15, 2013, from Heritage Action for America.
    National Education Association
    National Education Association (2013). Legislative Action Center. Retrieved June 28, 2013, from National Education Association.
    National Taxpayers Union
    NTU (2013, January 10). Most Expensive Bill of the Week. Retrieved January 11, 2013, from NTU.
    Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Alexander, Ryan (2013, January 11). Congress: Only Fund Emergency Needs in Sandy Supplemental. Retrieved January 11, 2013, from Taxpayer.net.

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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0No
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$11,000$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0No
    Max BaucusDMT$5,000$0Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$22,000$0Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$11,350$0Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$15,000$0Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$1,000$0No
    John BoozmanRAR$0$0No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$17,500$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$20,250$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0No
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$9,000$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$10,000$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$13,000$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$1,000$0Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$22,500$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0No
    John CornynRTX$0$0No
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0No
    Ted CruzRTX$0$0No
    Joe DonnellyDIN$18,500$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$4,500$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,000$0Yes
    Deb FischerRNE$0$0No
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0No
    Alan FrankenDMN$8,500$0Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$36,500$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0No
    Kay HaganDNC$22,500$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$3,000$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$10,000$0No
    Martin HeinrichDNM$16,000$0Yes
    Heidi HeitkampDND$18,000$0Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$0$0Yes
    Mazie HironoDHI$29,000$0Yes
    John HoevenRND$6,100$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0No
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$0No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$10,000$0Yes
    Timothy KaineDVA$24,000$0Yes
    John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
    Angus KingIME$10,000$0Not Voting
    Mark KirkRIL$0$0No
    Amy KlobucharDMN$14,500$0Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$8,500$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$3,500$0Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$6,000$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0No
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0Yes
    Joe ManchinDWV$20,000$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$0No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$32,000$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$15,000$0Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$18,500$0Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$12,000$0Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,500$0Yes
    Chris MurphyDCT$6,000$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$23,500$0Not Voting
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$22,500$0Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0No
    Rob PortmanROH$0$0No
    Mark PryorDAR$6,000$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$15,500$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$25,000$0Yes
    Jim RischRID$0$0No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,000$0Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$0$0No
    Bernie SandersIVT$11,000$0Yes
    Brian SchatzDHI$5,000$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$17,500$0Yes
    Tim ScottRSC$2,500$0No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,500$0Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$2,500$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$20,000$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$0No
    Mark UdallDCO$5,500$0Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$6,500$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
    Mark WarnerDVA$13,300$0Yes
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$16,000$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$10,000$0Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$0$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$10,000$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Vote
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,000$29,683Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$8,500$164,411No
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$54,700$41,530Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$12,500$27,450No
    Max BaucusDMT$22,500$17,000Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$64,050$32,800Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$23,850$26,750Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$44,100$15,500Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$35,600$199,836No
    John BoozmanRAR$0$80,095No
    Barbara BoxerDCA$52,300$21,150Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$54,000$27,400Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,500$66,500No
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,250$1,500Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$36,500$23,500Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$20,920$2,000Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$64,700$25,250Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$5,000$449,598No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$96,000No
    Tom CoburnROK$0$111,443No
    William Thad CochranRMS$20,000$9,000Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$16,500$55,533Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$44,000$32,750Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$4,500$42,330No
    John CornynRTX$16,000$203,816No
    Mike CrapoRID$14,000$1,200No
    Ted CruzRTX$10,850$1,270,139No
    Joe DonnellyDIN$80,000$37,500Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$29,000$22,400Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$5,000$9,250No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,500$12,000Yes
    Deb FischerRNE$2,950$104,637No
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$15,357$1,199,505No
    Alan FrankenDMN$36,750$46,950Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$75,550$50,600Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,750$49,838No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$6,500$59,800No
    Kay HaganDNC$34,100$20,000Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$13,500$9,500Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$22,000$25,100No
    Martin HeinrichDNM$68,750$36,400Yes
    Heidi HeitkampDND$48,500$15,300Yes
    Dean HellerRNV$9,550$138,887Yes
    Mazie HironoDHI$66,000$47,500Yes
    John HoevenRND$9,100$26,900Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$8,500$79,675No
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$31,750No
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$12,000No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$500$215,503No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$17,000$5,000Yes
    Timothy KaineDVA$46,500$21,600Yes
    John KerryDMA$0$2,500Yes
    Angus KingIME$15,000$5,000Not Voting
    Mark KirkRIL$7,400$228,824No
    Amy KlobucharDMN$66,100$20,000Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$51,501$20,000Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,000$5,000Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$25,500$18,500Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$8,000$101,946No
    Carl LevinDMI$5,000$8,000Yes
    Joe ManchinDWV$46,500$25,000Yes
    John McCainRAZ$17,750$225,423No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$57,000$28,000Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$26,275$316,188No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$86,750$23,500Yes
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$64,500$22,500Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$25,000$17,500Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$3,000$23,550No
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$24,250$16,150Yes
    Chris MurphyDCT$54,000$49,250Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$59,700$30,000Not Voting
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$51,011$21,750Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$1,750$404,529No
    Rob PortmanROH$4,000$217,231No
    Mark PryorDAR$32,500$26,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$27,000$21,750Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$95,450$33,250Yes
    Jim RischRID$3,500$165,599No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,500$104,649No
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$13,000$10,000Yes
    Marco RubioRFL$5,500$879,257No
    Bernie SandersIVT$33,050$21,600Yes
    Brian SchatzDHI$17,500$5,000Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$43,500$18,250Yes
    Tim ScottRSC$16,500$268,487No
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$22,325No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$46,100$27,500Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$2,000$5,700Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$27,100$17,950Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$67,750$20,250Yes
    John ThuneRSD$10,500$321,434No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$27,150$1,263,369No
    Mark UdallDCO$54,550$24,500Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$15,500$24,250Yes
    David VitterRLA$2,000$211,225Yes
    Mark WarnerDVA$37,550$31,700Yes
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$44,650$34,300Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,000$21,450Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$6,000$72,675Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$29,000$16,000Yes

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Manufacturing unions$1,017,270
    Transportation unions$748,500
    Water Utilities$425,813
    Lodging & tourism$421,520
    Amusement parks$51,911

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,565,640
    Teachers unions$1,241,430
    Fiscal & tax policy$43,500
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