Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013

Letters to Officials

January 15, 2013

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support the following amendments:  

  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s (R-S.C.) amendment, which would provide an offset of the $17 billion in emergency funding by enacting an across-the-board cut of 1.63 percent to all discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2013.

  • Rep. Bill Flores’ (R-Texas) amendment, which strikes $150 million for Regional Ocean Partnership Grants.

  • Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-Ga.) amendment, which strikes $13 million in funding to accelerate the National Weather Service ground readiness project.

  • Rep. Jeff Duncan’s (R-S.C.) amendment, which strikes the additional $1 million for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and replaces it with a limitation against funding for LSC.

  • Rep Tim Huelskamp’s (R-Kan.) amendment, which requires FEMA to disclose all disaster relief grants, not just those over $1 million

  • Rep John Fleming’s (R-La.) amendment, which cuts $9.8 million from the Fish and Wildlife Service for rebuilding seawalls and buildings on uninhabited islands in the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut.

These amendments would eliminate or reduce funding from profligate government-funded programs that Americans do not need and taxpayers simply cannot afford.  All votes on H.R. 152 will be among those considered in CCAGW’s 2012 Congressional Ratings.


Tom Schatz
President, CCAGW

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