By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., voted against ending debate on HR 2266, the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act of 2017.”
Sen. Shelby opposed the $36.5 billion disaster aid package because it includes $16 billion for National Flood Insurance Program debt forgiveness.
“While I support emergency relief funding, I have consistently opposed bailouts and have openly voiced my concerns with the state of the National Flood Insurance Program,” Shelby said in a statement.