Tornado Recovery Effort Highlights Political Differences

6:16 AM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- The recovery effort in the Oklahoma tornado disaster has turned into a difference of political philosophies.

President Obama has promised federal aid will be used to supplement state and local recovery and relief efforts. The federal government has more than $11 billion in its disaster relief fund.

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says that if more money is needed to aid the recovery effort then the government should cut spending somewhere else to offset the money for Oklahoma. Coburn voted against disaster funding after Superstorm Sandy because it did not include the offsets.

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