Facts do matter. And in this case, the facts are not on Cruz's side. It has been painful to hear the master of polarizing, incendiary rhetoric babble on about non-partisanship unity amid the Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.
Sen. Ted Cruz didn't respond kindly to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's criticism of his decision to vote no on a relief bill for Hurricane Sandy in 2012. While some may argue that Cruz's comments and actions towards the citizens of NY - the same people he is now asking for assistance - have painted him in a very poor light, the fact remains that Hurricane Harvey is an epic disaster that is destroying lives and property, with some arguing that the situation calls for a sense of gravitas devoid of petty political squabbling.
Well, five years is a long time, but not too long to go back and check on the internets. Unfortunately, cynical politicians in Washington could not resist loading up this relief bill with billions in new spending utterly unrelated to Sandy.
"Of course, the federal government has a critical role in disaster relief", Cruz said on CNN. "He just said, 'Ted, what do you need? Puts it down. Lies". And this tweet about Ted Cruz and Hurricane Harvey highlights the hypocrisy at the core of his call for federal aid. Cruz is likely referring to the fact that more than 60 percent of the appropriations made in the bill would not be spent until the 2015-2022 period, as the Congressional Budget Office found - three years after Sandy touched down.
How Hurricane Harvey May Impact US Crude Oil Production
Over the last ten weeks, according to the API, crude oil inventories in the United States have shed more than 46 million barrels. The No. 2 US refinery, ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas facility, is also offline and has suffered some roof damage.
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Escambia's two confirmed West Nile cases in 2016 were in August and September, when temperatures were high and rain was plentiful. Health officials say tests also detected the virus in the blood of five MI blood donors this year.
Gas Prices On The Rise After Hurricane Harvey
A crucial factor to consider is uncertainty - since the extent of disruption to the energy industry is still being assessed. Analysts are predicting prices will actually go down in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island by about the same amount.
"Senator Gillibrand will support funding to help Texas recover from Harvey, " said Whitney Mitchell Brennan, spokeswoman for Sen.
"Most of the people who couldn't bring themselves to vote during the Sandy thing, now the shoe's on the other foot", Cole said. If his same partisan politics were to be applied today, Republicans would again vote against the aid, since Houston votes overwhelmingly Democratic, as do other major Texas cities such as Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso. Cruz said he voted against the 2013 relief bill because it was loaded with pork. Sandy, an 1,100-mile-wide storm, had killed 233 people and ravaged several mid-Atlantic states before hitting New Jersey. So now that the imminent aid bill is headed to the people of Texas, both Cruz and Cornyn are eating their words and would, hopefully, suffer from their reactions in the past. "There was a Senate version of the bill that never passed that had a lot more spending". Seven other Houston-area representatives voted against the package.
Assuming the Republican members don't mind being called hypocrites, Congress should face little resistance in approving an aid package for Harvey victims. The urgency of Harvey relief money comes at an inopportune time especially for congressional Republicans, who are wrestling with their own conservative consciences over raising the debt ceiling and reaching a budget deal by September 30.
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Hospital patients and the elderly are among those affected in what will be Germany's biggest evacuation in recent history. Oranienburg, just outside Berlin, has the dubious distinction of being the "most risky town in Germany ".
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered the pursuit of the most powerful sanctions on North Korea with the worldwide community. Japan has confirmed that North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test and has lodged a formal protest with Pyongyang .
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I wish I could answer your question, but it's not something I have visibility on in the role that I play in this organization. GoFundMe has a special page for Hurricane Harvey pleas for charities , individuals and families.
The 25-man squad lists had to be completed on Friday, with the Premier League confirming the selections on their official website. In July, Costa fuelled rumours of joining his former club after he was seen partying in Brazil wearing Atletico Madrid jersey.
With the water still high in places and many hard-hit areas still inaccessible, those numbers seemed certain to increase. In Houston , pastor and author Joel Osteen was widely criticized for not offering his megachurch as a shelter.
Both teams have reportedly collected evidence on financial crimes committed by Manafort, including potential money laundering. But leaning on Schneiderman's office to bring charges against the former campaign chairman could force his cooperation.
Gasoline prices head higher while motorists panic
Hurricane Harvey's impact on gasoline supplies and prices is beginning to be felt well outside the Texas Gulf Coast storm zone. At the same time, the amount of crude entered into refineries reached a record high of 17.73 million bpd, the data showed.
Body of Missing Temple Student Found
The 29-year-old man police are questioning is from Lackawanna County and takes classes at Temple, a police source said. She reportedly transferred from Montgomery County Community College to the university for the fall semester.
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Gasoline Prices Up After Harvey Wrecks Texas Refineries
The Department of Energy hopes the release of 500,000 barrels of reserve crude will offset the fuel shortage and stabilize prices. The total shut-in is about 24 percent of USA refining capacity - nearly equal to Japan's daily consumption.
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There will also be an infrared sensor that will let users unlock the device using face recognition even in low light situations. As per a report in Chinese website GeekBar, the upcoming iPhone will come in three storage capacities 64GB, 128GB and 512GB.