New U.S. Rep. Scott Perry went to Washington saying he wanted to hold the line on government spending, even when it wasn’t popular.
On his second day in office, Perry proved he wasn’t just talking. He voted against a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.
Perry was one of 67 House members to vote against the bill. When a broader relief measure failed to pass he House in the closing days the last session, Northeastern politicians on both sides of the aisle blasted the delay, most notably New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican.