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Rothfus defends vote against Sandy legislation

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U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, signs his oath of office in front of his daughter Alice, 5, when the 113th Congress was sworn in on Jan. 3. Submitted  Read more: http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/3239127-74/rothfus-bill-vote#ixzz2HHFKYfQh  Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on FacebookAlthough he once worked for an agency that helped victims of natural disasters, U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus said he had good reason to vote against a bill authorizing $9.7 billion in aid to states devastated by Superstorm Sandy.


It‘s “irresponsible to raise an insolvent program‘s debt ceiling without making reforms,” the Sewickley Republican told the Tribune-Review from his new office on the fifth floor of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington.


“My problem with the bill is that we are funding offsets for the National Flood Insurance Program,” said Rothfus, 50, a freshman lawmaker who was among 67 Republicans to v. te against the first part of a two-part emergency aid package for victims of the October storm in the Northeast.


Read more: TribLIVE (January 6, 2013)

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