The Senate this week will take up relief payments for areas hit by Superstorm Sandy, and Senator Rand Paul says he will oppose the measure. Paul says the Northeast does need help after the storm, but he would like to offset the costs with spending cuts elsewhere in government.
A measure authorizing $9 billion in relief already passed Congress. The Republican-controlled House recently approved an additional $51 billion package, which Paul says is laden with pork spending.
“I would have given them 9 billion and I would’ve taken the 9 billion from somewhere else. I would have taken it from foreign aid and said you know what, we don’t have money for Egypt or Pakistan this year because we have to help the Northeast.”
Kentucky Congressmen Brett Guthrie, Andy Barr and Thomas Massie all opposed the legislation in the House.
The newest member of Kentucky's congressional delegation is fast becoming known as someone who is willing to vote "no"--including against measures favored by his own party.
According to Politico, Rep. Thomas Massie has voted against the fiscal cliff deal negotiated between fellow Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell and the White House, the National Defense Authorization Act, and all bills aimed at providing aid for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast.
Massie is a 42-year-old M.I.T. graduate who easily won November's election to fill the vacant Fourth District U.S. House seat, which covers a stretch of northern and northeastern Kentucky.
Kentucky's fourth district U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie says he wants to repeal the 1990 Gun Free School Zones Act, according to a published report.
The Lewis County Republican was sworn into office this week in Washington D.C., and receives great support from the Tea Party.
“Gun free school zones are ineffective. They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments,” Massie said in a statement. “Gun free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.”