All four member of the Kansas House delegation (Reps. Kevin Yoder, Mike Pompeo, Tim Huelskamp, and Lynn Jenkins) voted against allowing the National Flood Insurance program to borrow almost $10 billion to help victims of the Sandy storm along the east coast.
The measure passed 354-67 on Jan. 4.
So it's a bit of a surprise to see virtually the entire state of Kansas declared a drought disaster, "making qualified farmers and ranchers in designated counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans through the USDA Farm Service Agency" according to the release from Gov. Sam Brownback.
So far we've seen no press releases from the House members condemning the designation as a waste of taxpayer money.
We have seen press releases congratulating the Pentagon for putting a Wichita air base on the list of possible sites for a tanker refueling wing.
That wing would also be funded by taxpayers, including taxpayers along the east coast.