Thank you, writer Bill Kaplan, for this history lesson:
Back in the late 1990s Petri and Sensenbrenner voted against disaster relief for flood victims in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Shortly afterward, torrential rainfall and flooding ravaged southeastern Wisconsin. Petri and Sensenbrenner clamored for flood relief. And, in 2005 Sensenbrenner even voted against Hurricane Katrina aid, saying the bill lacked "accountability."
Later in 2007 Petri, Ryan and Sensenbrenner called for "full public assistance to help Wisconsin communities devastated by severe flooding...to rebuild public infrastructure such as dams, roads and bridges ..." So it goes.