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Other Republicans, though, said their leaders should push for offsets. Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Republican, said she pressed for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief aid to be offset and she’ll do the same for Sandy.

“We keep saying we have a spending problem, remember?” Mrs. Foxx said. Republicans “are very consistent about that.”

Staff writers David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin contributed to this report.