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Take Action Now: Hurricane Relief Funds Blocked By House GOP Leadership

House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently blocked a floor vote to approve emergency funding for states and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The actions of Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor are a betrayal to families all across the region that pay taxes, play by the rules, and expect the government to have their backs when tragedy strikes.

Use your voice to call the House Leadership and demand that they take up the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill today.

Speaker of the House John Boehner: (202) 225-0600

Majority Leader Eric Cantor: (202) 225-4000

The Senate showed bold leadership by passing the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill with broad bipartisan support, and the House should do the same. We thank Senators Lautenberg and Menendez for their tireless support and leadership on this issue.

People from all across the country didn’t hesitate to lend aid to families devastated by the storm. So, why do House Speaker Boehner and House Majority Leader Cantor believe that blocking funding is an appropriate course of action? Do they think they are representing the will of the American people?

Families who saw their livelihoods devastated by a natural disaster cannot afford to weather yet another storm in the form of gridlock politics. The actions of Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor are shameful and do not put the interests of the American people first, that much is clear. In fact their actions undermine our core American value that we will be there for one another in times of need. We need real leadership now, call Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor to demand it.

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