FLASHBACK: Rep. Cantor Did Not Mention Offsetting Cuts In 2004 Requests For Disaster Relief

August 29, 2011 5:28 pm ET

In 2011, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has consistently opposed federal disaster relief without offsetting budget cuts. However, Cantor didn't always prioritize fiscal "discipline" over helping his constituents recover from disasters. After Tropical Storm Gaston hit the Richmond, VA area in 2004, Cantor appealed to President Bush and DHS Director Tom Ridge for disaster assistance and took credit for securing federal funds when they became available.

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