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These 43 Republicans voted against disaster relief funding after demanding it for their own states

The House passed the $19 billion measure on Monday, 354-58.

43 House Republicans voted against disaster relief for places like Jefferson City, Missouri, despite their previous demands for aid for their own states.
43 House Republicans voted against disaster relief for places like Jefferson City, Missouri, despite their previous demands for aid for their own states. (Photo credit: Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)

At least 43 of the 58 Republican House members who voted against a $19 billion bipartisan disaster relief bill Monday night have previously demanded or endorsed emergency aid funding for their own states, a ThinkProgress analysis has found.

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the measure, which has been stalled since late last month, late Monday, by a margin of 354-58. All 58 “no” votes came from Republicans.

An identical bill cleared the Senate on a bipartisan 85-8 vote on May 23.

The bill provides funding to regions of the United States affected by severe flooding and hurricanes, including places like the Florida Panhandle, Arkansas and Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Puerto Rico.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure.

Despite the support of 222 House Democrats and 132 House Republicans, more than a quarter of the GOP caucus opposed the otherwise popular legislation — even some whose districts stood to potentially benefit from the assistance.

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A review of previous statements by those opponents found that the vast majority had themselves requested or otherwise backed emergency aid for their own home states in the past.

They include:

Justin Amash (R-MI) Backed millions in emergency aid for Flint after its water crisis in 2016.
Andy Barr (R-KY) Requested federal disaster aid for Kentucky in April 2019.
Jack Bergman (R-MI) Requested federal disaster aid for Michigan in July 2018.
Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Requested federal disaster relief for the Navajo Nation in Arizona just last month (May 2019).
Mo Brooks (R-AL) Requested federal disaster aid for Alabama in April 2011.
Ken Buck (R-CO) Requested federal disaster aid for Colorado in July 2015.
Ted Budd (R-NC) Requested federal disaster aid for North Carolina in April 2018.
Tim Burchett (R-TN) Requested federal disaster relief for Tennessee in March.
Steve Chabot (R-OH) Requested federal disaster relief for Ohio in August 2012.
Michael Cloud (R-TX) Backed federal hurricane recovery funds for Texas in November 2018.
James Comer (R-KY) Requested federal disaster aid for Kentucky in April 2019.
John Curtis (R-UT) Backed federal disaster aid for Utah last month (May 2019).
Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) Backed federal disaster aid for Tennessee in May 2011.
Jeff Duncan (R-SC) Requested expedited FEMA aid for South Carolina in October 2016.
Tom Emmer (R-MN) Backed emergency disaster aid for Minnesota flooding victims just last week (May 2019).
Ron Estes (R-KS) Backed federal disaster aid for Kansas in February 2019.
Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Requested federal disaster aid assessment for North Carolina in April 2007.
Russ Fulcher (R-ID) Requested federal disaster aid for Idaho just last week (May 2019).
Greg Gianforte (R-MT) Requested federal disaster aid for Montana in October 2017.
Lance Gooden (R-TX) Backed protection of Hurricane Harvey relief funds for Texas in January 2019.
Paul Gosar (R-AZ) Requested federal disaster relief for the Navajo Nation in Arizona just last month (May 2019) and flood mitigation assistance in March 2011.
Glenn Grothman (R-WI) Requested federal disaster relief for Wisconsin in August 2018.
Andy Harris (R-MD) Requested federal disaster relief for Maryland in September 2012.
Clay Higgins (R-LA) Requested expedited federal disaster relief determination for Louisiana in September 2017.
Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) Requested federal disaster relief for Indiana in June 2017.
Bill Huizenga (R-MI) Backed federal disaster aid for Michigan in July 2012.
Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Requested federal disaster relief for California in August 2018.
Mike Johnson (R-LA) Endorsed federal disaster relief for Louisiana in August 2017.
Jim Jordan (R-OH) Requested federal disaster relief for Ohio in August 2012.
Darin LaHood (R-IL) Requested federal disaster relief for Illinois in December 2018.
Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Requested federal disaster relief for Colorado in June 2012.
Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) Requested federal disaster relief for the Navajo Nation in Arizona just last month (May 2019).
Thomas Massie (R-KY) Requested federal disaster aid for Kentucky in April 2019 and at least three other times. Massie unilaterally blocked expedited passage of this bill last week.
Tom McClintock (R-CA) Backed federal disaster aid for California in August 2018.
Mark Meadows (R-NC) Requested federal disaster aid for North Carolina in April 2018 and expedited disaster aid determination in September 2018.
Alex Mooney (R-WV) Requested federal disaster aid for West Virginia in June 2016.
Gary Palmer (R-AL) Requested federal disaster aid for Alabama in April 2018.
John Ratcliffe (R-TX) Backed federal disaster funding after Hurricane Harvey for Texas in September 2017.
Francis Rooney (R-FL) Requested federal disaster funding for Florida in May 2018.
David Schweikert (R-AZ) Requested federal disaster relief for the Navajo Nation in Arizona just last month (May 2019).
James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Requested federal disaster funding for Wisconsin in September 2007.
Mark Walker (R-NC) Requested federal disaster aid for North Carolina in April 2018 and backed additional relief in September 2018.
Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) Requested federal disaster funding for Ohio in March 2018.
Rob Wittman (R-VA) Requested federal disaster funding for Virginia in May 2011.

President Donald Trump has said he supports the bill and is expected to sign it, despite previously rejecting an earlier version, because it did not contain funding for his border wall and because Democrats sought to include additional funds for Puerto Rico.

The version of the bill that passed Monday night does not contain any border wall funding.