No Pork In Relief Bill

January 25, 2013

Joseph DuPont (“Pork In The Bill,” Your Say …, Jan. 11) blames “the defeat of the important Hurricane Sandy relief bill” on “selfish members of Congress” who loaded the bill with pork.  Here is the entire relief bill increasing the borrowing authority of FEMA to fund the National Flood Insurance Program, which Speaker Boehner initially kept from a vote:  “(a) Section 1309 (a) of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4016(a)) is amended by striking ‘$20,725,000,000’ and
inserting ‘$30,425,000,000’.”

Mr. DuPont is entitled to his own opinions.  He is not, however, entitled to his own facts.

Sheldon Laskin
Baltimore

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