The Virginia Republican said “if there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental.”At this point, Cantor's colleague, Seventh District Congressman Billy Long, who has been pushing for federal relief for Joplin, has said nothing about Cantor's remarks.
The House Republican leader is the first to push for spending cuts related to the disaster that has already claimed over 100 lives. Democrats slammed the Republican leader, saying it amounted to “ransom.”
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Cantor: No money for Joplin tornado relief unless spending cuts are made
accompanied by spending cuts, he removed it Tuesday: