Florida lawmakers vote against disaster relief amid Hurricane Ian recovery

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Florida’s two U.S. senators, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio urged Senate leaders to provide federal relief for Floridians. Several Republican lawmakers from Florida previously voted against disaster relief aid.

Part of the disaster relief aid was tucked away in a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through December. The resolution passed the House and made its way to the Senate. Sen. Scott voted against the measure while Sen. Rubio did not attend the vote.

Florida Rep. Andrew Learned, D-Hillsborough, criticized the decision.

“Florida needs aid and we

Disclaimer: This article may require a subscription.

Leave a Comment