House defeats amendment to offset spending in Sandy bill
Rep. Mick Mulvaney sounds off
- Duration 3:30
- Date Jan 15, 2013
Rep. Mick Mulvaney sounds off
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He just lost 258 wanted to 62 my next guess amendments.
Easily -- in the House of Representatives.
And all -- wanted to do was pay for some of the sandy aid package parrots the thoughts.
South Caroline Republican congressman that while -- says.
It was all about protecting taxpayers all taxpayers.
What you want essentially do congress and redeem up to speed -- matched dollar for dollar.
Whatever emergency aid would provide in sandy and I think gives you -- -- a prior to -- since it's likely we could run into more of these storms it might be a practice we might want to.
So to start put in place sooner than later that your colleagues disagree what it may get a.
I think is a couple things you can say about a personal to your second point about doing it differently in the future yet we need to start having a rainy day fund we need to start budgeting for these things -- -- -- You know people say that there's no way to predict particular natural disasters that there is a way to say look we pretty much have them every single year why aren't we budgeting for them.
In a larger amount on -- proactive basis point.
And we -- argument would you'd have to really budget a lot of these -- going to be storms of Sandy's -- of -- and sixty been I never know and I think bright.
Pointed out -- new -- -- -- came up with that figure but nevertheless -- -- -- of -- storms like that.
There is not a contingency fund in the world -- enough and that's when you know.
Brother that the vote today was seventeen billion we're not we're not finished with this used to be -- doesn't know later on this afternoon for the 33.
But let me let's assume that they're all going to be sixty billion does that mean that we're all gonna -- we're just not gonna say anything aside for them.
Are we not gonna talk about offsets we did talk about offsets for Katrina and it's something it's got lost in this that in this discussion.
Over the course of of the of the months following Katrina we actually offset rescinded 40% of those costs so.
There is precedent for this I do wish it passed today is that I -- -- -- the underlying bill but I was just.
Appreciate the opportunity at least make the debate and have the argument and say look that we have to start paying for these things it's not right.
We borrow money from China so that we can take care of our own folks in need in the northeast.
And honesty as we borrow money from China to take time but but having said that I'm wondering congressman.
You were willing to take on the likes of Chris Christie of New Jersey and others who criticize you and your colleagues are playing games with aid San Diego.
He'll let them.
But I think Chris Christie's.
Objections to we're different I think he was upset very much with the delay -- I I can't argue with him on that.
I think we should have had a vote on this before the end of last year but that's water under the dam.
I can't imagine that that mr.
Christie would would attack me for simply wanting to pay -- -- it sounds like it's something.
That he might otherwise support this was not done in the terms of delay it was not done in order to try and kill the bill was a very straight for argument.
How are we gonna pay -- I think Chris Christina -- people would would I would appreciate that.
So real quickly in the final -- baggage that comes up and and follow -- conscious today and I -- by tonight will be done about it.
Would you -- work.
-- -- I'm I'm pretty certain that the the last amendment tonight we'll pass taking this to sixty billion dollars it will ultimately include.
The things like Alaska fisheries things in North Carolina that were damaged years ago.
Job placement programs legal services the roof from the Smithsonian weather balloons and satellites.
That's gonna probably end up in the bill tonight and that's unfortunate and I'll have to vote against.
It is it is -- because it -- the very people who needed the money money.
-- and I think that's the risk your nails -- people are worried that they're not gonna get the money.
Congressman very good having you thank you.