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In a recent interview with Anderson Cooper Trent Lott claims that he has voted FOR every flood or levee package that has gone through Congress.
COOPER: In retrospect, was it a mistake for the federal government in the last couple years to cut the budget for the army corps of engineers in southeastern Louisiana for hurricane protection? Was it a mistake to cut some of the federal funding for flood control in that region?
LOTT: Yes, I do think that’s been a mistake. People that don’t live in flood areas of the country — and lots of the country don’t really fully understand good work the corps does and how badly we need it. Yes, I don’t think it was a wise decision. I think we should put more into flood control problems.
But, you know, you’ve got papers like the “Washington Post” editorializing against what the corps does when they build levees and they build pumps. But yes, we ought to be putting more into it, and I vote that way every year.
Curiously, I searched the Internet and cannot find anything to back up his claim. I do know he is big on flood control in his state but still cannot find anything on a Federal level about flood control that he voted for.
I did find two bills S.2975 in 2002 and S.699 in 2003 that both ended up stalled in committee and never came to a vote (side note, both bills were sponsored by Democrats). So, is his claim truth or just more GOP lies? And if these bills stalled in committee under a Republican controlled Congress that essentially means Trent Lott and the Republican party voted NO!