Congress Bickers Over Spending $13 or $14 Billion on Disaster Relief. They Should Spend Closer to $0.
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Two multi-billion disaster relief bills failed in Congress on Tuesday, not because they contained a lot of unnecessary spending, but because lawmakers clashed on who should get the most federal pork.

On Tuesday, a Republican-backed $13.5 billion aid package, which includes billions in assistance for agricultural, housing, and education programs, failed on a procedural vote in the Senate. This was followed by another failed Senate vote for a $14 billion Democrat-backed bill, which managed to pass...

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