From the Denver Post editorial page here:
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved more than $50 billion in emergency relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, a measure that is expected to move quickly through the Senate before being signed into law.
While some Republicans griped about what was included in the House bill and that it was not offset with cuts elsewhere, it’s what’s not in the bill that has us concerned.
Unlike a measure passed by the Senate at the end of the last Congress, the House legislation contains no money for areas in the West besieged by wildfires last year.
We have no complaint about Congress stepping up to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. But the same spirit must extend to less populated areas in the West.