Rep. Richmond and Others Write Speaker on Disaster Relief Funding
(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), member of the Committee on Homeland Security, along with Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and other members of Congress and the Committee, sent a letter to Rep. John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Rep. Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, calling on them "to assure the American people that the federal government remains a committed partner in helping to restore communities in the wake of natural disasters" and "make it clear that budgetary offsets will not be required prior to emergency funding." This letter comes in the wake of Hurricane Irene and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's announcement that it would shift to "immediate needs funding."
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