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Partisan Battle Over Effectiveness Of FEMA Rages On

September 2, 2011 by  

The comments that were made by Cantor were met with harsh criticism from FEMA officials who noted that the organization needs the funding due to the scope of the disasters.Several influential members of both parties have defended or attacked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as Washington debated the necessity of the organization.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has voiced his distaste for the Federal agency and has said that the money that is used by FEMA could be offset by cuts from another area of government, according to The Hill.

“We are just going to have to make sure there are savings elsewhere to continue to do so,” Cantor said in an interview with Fox News. “Just like any family would operate when it’s struck with disaster, it finds the money to take care of a sick loved one or what have you, and then goes without trying to buy a new car or put an addition onto the house.”

The comments that were made by Cantor were met with harsh criticism from FEMA officials who noted that the organization needs the funding due to the scope of the disasters, Politico reported.

Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), a man who has denounced the agency for many years, noted that FEMA was a system that was inefficiently run and devastated by the bureaucracy that the Federal government has come to represent, Human Events reported.

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