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John Boehner and Eric Cantor Won’t Commit To Hurricane Relief Without Budget Cuts

By Judd Legum  

"John Boehner and Eric Cantor Won’t Commit To Hurricane Relief Without Budget Cuts"

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is insisting that “any potential emergency disaster aid be offset by spending cuts.” Huffington Post reports that “Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring on Friday declined to say where Republicans would look to make cuts to pay for a potential storm aid package.” Speaker John Boehner’s spokesperson “ducked the question altogether when asked if Boehner agreed with Cantor’s call for offsets for emergency aid.” Boehner and Cantor’s position is “a break from a bipartisan tradition” of immediately appropriating funds to help those in need following a natural disaster.

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