Are the Republicans Obstructionists when it comes to funding for disasters?

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/277321-house-kills-gop-amendment-offsetting-sandy-bill-with-spending-cuts- House kills amendment to offset Sandy relief bill with spending cuts

The House on Tuesday rejected a Republican amendment that would have forced the government to pay for a $17 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill with a 1.63 percent cut to discretionary programs.

The House voted down the amendment from Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S. C.) in a 162-258 vote that split Republicans 157-71. Those 71 "no" votes from Republicans were enough to kill the amendment, as all but five Democrats also voted against it.

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The vote on Mulvaney's amendment split the GOP leadership, with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) voting "yes," while Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) voted against the measure.

Mulvaney pleaded with his House colleagues to support his language, which he said would not slow down Sandy relief to people in the northeast, and instead would ensure that the U. S. does not go further into debt to pay for that relief.

"This amendment is not about delay. This amendment is not about offering a poison pill to the underlying bill," he said.
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The Republi-CONS were doing this when OBAMA was President to stop funding for New York City and parts of New Jersey.
Are the Republicans Obstructionists when it comes to funding for disasters?
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