Sen. John Hoeven, with his North Dakota colleague Kent Conrad, is urging the Appropriations Committee to set aside more funding for emergency disaster relief in fiscal 2012.
Conrad and Hoeven noted Congressional belt-tightening in the draft of their letter.
“We recognize the tight fiscal constraints you will be working under this year, and would be happy to work with you to ensure that this assistance is provided in a manner consistent with the spending caps enacted as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011,” they wrote to the top Appropriations officials.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.