Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Congresswoman, Opposes Sandy Pork Spending Despite Record

A Republican congresswoman from Kansas who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy relief and noted her opposition to “pork” in the bill was attacked in 2010 by a Tea Party congressional candidate for being crowned a “porker of the month.”Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), the House Republican Conference vice chairwoman, said that her vote last week against a $9.7 billion expansion of the flood insurance program to cover Hurricane Sandy victims was due to her concerns over the program’s debt and the need to offset disaster funds with spending reductions. Jenkins also expressed concern with pork spending requests in the $60 billion Sandy relief package, including money that went to Alaskan fisheries and new roofs for Smithsonian museums. Jenkins joined the rest of her Kansas congressional colleagues in being the only state delegation in the nation to unanimously oppose the bill.Jenkins wrote on Facebook: Read More…
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Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Congresswoman, Opposes Sandy Pork Spending Despite Record


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