When the big one finally hits the Pacific Northwest, don't expect any federal relief aid—at least not while the Republicans control the House.
The "fiscal cliff" bill wasn't the only major piece of legislation up for consideration last night. The Senate had also passed a $60 billion Sandy relief bill by a 62-32 margin. But the Republican leadership chose to adjourn the House last night without putting it up for a vote. But of course, it's mostly just residents of New Jersey, New York, other Democratic states who are suffering, so you know, fuck 'em.
Funny how that federal relief aid always seems to flow freely when disaster hits a red state. Huh.