01/07/2013 05:23 pm ET

Steven Palazzo, Republican Who Voted Against Sandy Relief, Asked For Katrina Funds

A Republican congressman who voted against federal funding for Hurricane Sandy relief last week asked the federal government for millions in funding for his Mississippi district in 2005, after it was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

TPM reports that in the fall of 2005, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., then the chief financial officer for the Biloxi Public Housing Authority, appealed to the federal government for Katrina relief money, to the tune of more than $38.5 million.

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