Congresswoman Against Katrina Aid

A North Carolina congresswoman was among eleven House members who voted against a 51point eight billion dollar aid bill for Hurricane Katrina. The office of U-S Representative Virginia Foxx says she opposed the measure because it doesn't include enough accountability on how the money will be spent or any money for rebuilding New Orleans and other areas damaged by the storm. The bill passed the House by a vote of 410-to-eleven; the Senate passed the package 97 to zero. It now goes to President Bush for his signature. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee criticized Foxx for her vote, saying the Republican abandoned fellow Americans. The other 14 members of North Carolina congressional delegation voted for the bill except for Democratic U-S Representative G-K Butterfield, who did not vote.