Campaign 2010

Sep 09, 2005

Congressman Hostettler Votes Against Hurricane Relief

DCCC Press

Sep 9, 2005

Congressman Hostettler Votes Against Hurricane Relief

No Longer Simply Leaving Indiana Families Behind, Congressman John Hostettler (R-IN) Today Voted Against Hurricane Katrina Relief Funding

(Washington, D.C.) – Today in a stunning abandonment of his fellow Americans, Indiana Congressman John Hostettler voted against the aid package proposed by President George Bush for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Though he has supported disaster aid in the past, including relief for tsunami victims in Asia, Congressman Hostettler today opposed critical relief for Americans who need it most. The aid package passed on a 410-11 vote with Hostettler in the minority.

"Indiana families sent John Hostettler to Washington to represent their values and compassion in Congress. Today, he has shown that he represents neither," said Bill Burton, communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Americans from every community in the country have selflessly donated millions of dollars to help those who so desperately need food, water and medical attention. When Congress had its chance to support the effort, Congressman Hostettler opposed it."