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Rob Maness on Environment

 


Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects

Rob Maness is clarifying an interview he gave to The Hill newspaper in which he said he would have voted against $60-billion aid package for Hurricane Katrina had he been in the Senate in 2005. Maness said he was asked about a Super Storm Sandy relief bill, he considered "pork-laden," and "a question was tagged on at the end about Hurricane Katrina relief."

"If I had been in Congress, I would have been as strong as any advocate for aid for the people of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina." Maness wrote in an email. But he said he still would have voted no because unrelated expenditures were added to the 2005 disaster legislation. "I would have voted no on the pork-laden bill that included $50 million for an indoor rainforest in Iowa and other spending, and other pet projects," Maness said. "I would have been bold in press conferences denouncing anyone who opposed a clean bill to help the people of Louisiana instead of holding them hostage like the political class did.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune on 2014 Louisiana Senate race , Mar 10, 2014

Human needs over animal rights

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Human needs over animal rights"?

A: Yes.

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Dec 13, 2013

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