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Climate Hawks Vote Condemns Senate Disaster Deplorables

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Nineteen Republican senators voted against the $36 billion relief package for the survivors of climate disasters including hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida, and wildfires now devastating California. The bill was passed on a series of three votes, 79-17, 80-19, and 82-17, thanks to unanimous Democratic support. The legislation passed the House two weeks ago despite significant Republican opposition and has just been signed by Donald Trump.

RL Miller, co-founder of Climate Hawks Vote, states: ā€œThe Republicans who voted to leave our citizens to suffer as greenhouse pollution fuels ever more extreme and deadly disasters should resign immediately. They are disasters. And the ten Republicans who voted NO on both this aid package and the original Harvey relief bill are truly Disaster Deplorables.ā€

The U.S. Senate cast three votes on the October disaster relief package for cloture (roll call #246), budget rules waiver (roll call #247), and final passage (roll call #248). Ā Nineteen Republicansā€”all menā€”voted against the relief package at least once. Sixteen voted against relief all three times. In sum, 25 Republican senators have voted against either disaster relief package in September or October at least once.

The 19 Disaster Deplorables

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Bob Corker (R-TN)1
Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Michael Enzi (R-WY)12
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)12
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)12
James Lankford (R-OK)12
Mike Lee (R-UT)12
Jerry Moran (R-KS)1
Rand Paul (R-KY)12
David Perdue (R-GA)
James Risch (R-ID)12
Ben Sasse (R-NE)12
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Luther Strange (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)12

( 1 = voted no on both this and Harvey package; 2 = voted no every time)

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