25 May '11, 5pm

House GOP pays for climate disaster relief by increasing climate pollution:

House GOP pays for climate disaster relief by increasing climate pollution:

In a stunningly heartless move, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) put strings on emergency relief for the victims of the killer Joplin tornado, saying that other government services would have to be cut to offset aid spending. Yesterday afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) to add $1 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund, offset by funding reductions from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program at the Department of Energy. Instead of cutting oil subsidies to pay for the costs of our nation's increasing climate disasters, the GOP is actually working to increase our dependence on fossil fuels. On MSNBC's Ed Show , Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) called the decision "just plain wrong":

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