Dick Durbin U.S. Senator from Illinois
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Tell the GOP to stop playing politics

Use the form to the right to help me tell the House and Senate Republican Conferences to stop playing politics with federal disaster relief! --Dick

Dear Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell,

In a year marked by a record number of natural disasters, it’s shocking that you are threatening to hold federal disaster relief hostage unless further spending cuts are made elsewhere in the budget.

You and your fellow Republicans have been all too willing to run up unprecedentedly high bills for millionaires’ tax cuts and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but when it comes to actually protecting Americans at home, you throw up all sorts of roadblocks.

Over the past several months, we’ve seen an unusually high number of destructive floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and now, wildfires.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been on the ground to save lives and assist victims in many of these situations.

But now, FEMA’s funds are running dangerously low, forcing the agency to divert money from earlier relief efforts -- such as the rebuilding of Midwestern towns struck by deadly tornadoes -- to respond to Hurricane Irene’s aftermath.

Thank you,

Dick Durbin and undersigned

CC: House Republican Conference, Senate Republican Conference

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34286 Sun Sep 22 11:41:23 EDT 2013 kevin orme
34285 Sun Mar 10 13:06:53 EDT 2013 michael walters
34284 Sat Dec 01 14:00:27 EST 2012 Justin Russo
34283 Fri Jul 06 20:48:49 EDT 2012 jack and laura gordon
34282 Fri Mar 09 01:31:29 EST 2012 Nancy Tenney
34281 Thu Mar 08 11:19:52 EST 2012 Willard Dunbar
34280 Thu Mar 08 00:54:34 EST 2012 HARRISON P BERTRAM
34279 Thu Jan 05 23:54:33 EST 2012 REGINA WEISS
34278 Sat Dec 24 17:45:54 EST 2011 James Little
34277 Fri Dec 23 16:47:14 EST 2011 Klaus Steinbrecher
34276 Wed Dec 21 16:46:19 EST 2011 Paul Haider
34275 Fri Dec 16 05:52:05 EST 2011 Deanne Jackson
34274 Fri Dec 16 05:51:27 EST 2011 Deanne Jackson
34273 Fri Dec 16 01:31:56 EST 2011 Ellen Lee
34272 Thu Dec 15 20:43:19 EST 2011 Helen Silvia
34271 Sat Nov 26 18:36:31 EST 2011 lea mac leod
34270 Sat Nov 26 10:53:53 EST 2011 Katie Cole
34269 Fri Nov 25 14:24:52 EST 2011 Katie Cole
34268 Wed Nov 16 19:53:39 EST 2011 Robert New
34267 Sun Nov 13 15:05:38 EST 2011 Judith Bedrosian
34266 Fri Nov 11 12:40:38 EST 2011 Donna Alexander
34265 Tue Nov 08 10:57:19 EST 2011 gregory bobek
34264 Mon Nov 07 15:12:46 EST 2011 Ricardo U. Berg
34263 Fri Nov 04 10:16:58 EDT 2011 Sarah Blackburn
34262 Thu Nov 03 14:19:07 EDT 2011 Charles Simms
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