Senator Patrick Leahy took a tour of flood damage in Quechee and Woodstock Wednesday afternoon, stopping at the Taftsville Covered Bridge, the former site of the Vermont Standard, the Farmers Market and the Riverside Mobile Home Park.
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Vermont’s Senior Senator Patrick Leahy toured Quechee and Woodstock Wednesday, speaking with town officials and Representatives about the fight for federal money to help areas hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene. He urged legislators to put aside partisanship in considering allocation of funds and said he would continue to fight to get money to the state.
The Senator toured Taftsville Bridge, the former site of the Standard offices, the Woodstock Farmer’s Market and Riverside Trailer Park.
Leahy has been pushing Republican legislators to okay a $6 billion emergency spending bill that would allow FEMA to fund relief to damaged areas. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va) has lead the cause to pass a bill to cut spending elsewhere. Monday night the Senate reached an agreement for two short-term spending measures that would fund the government for seven weeks, beginning Saturday, the start of the fiscal year.