26 May '11, 5pm

Cantor: No Disaster Relief For Tornado Victims Without Cuts

Cantor: No Disaster Relief For Tornado Victims Without Cuts

I was lucky enough not to be directly impacted by the tornadoes that whipped through the Midwest on Sunday -- my neighborhood remained untouched, although the area just across the bridge from me was nearly demolished. But I've seen enough of the stories of clean up and heartbreak in Minnesota and Missouri to know that the affected will need lots of immediate help to get back on their feet. Unfortunately, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor think that help should be contingent on more cuts to the federal budget. Roll Call reports: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday stood by his calls to offset any supplemental spending directed at the string of natural disasters in the Midwest, despite complaints from some Democrats and Republicans. “Nobody should underestimate the tragedy here,” the Virginia Republican told Roll Call in a brief interview Wednesday. “Our hearts re...

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