Casey: End Delay of Aid to Disaster Victims
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today called on lawmakers to end the needless delay of supplemental emergency disaster relief funds at a time when communities in Pennsylvania and across the country are suffering in the aftermath of an unprecedented series of natural disasters.
“This is a political game, holding this up,” said Senator Casey. “These people whose lives have been devastated several times over the last couple of years do not have time for some budget guy in Washington to sharpen his pencil and figure out whether or not we respond as Americans to emergencies. That's a basic value. This isn't some budget debate. This is purely a political game. And people who are standing in the way should get out of the way and go to these communities and talk to some of these people."