Hey Eric Cantor! Since you are so keen on making Disaster Victims "pay for" any Assistance they might get from the Federal Govt -- Well FEMA has "crunched the numbers" under your new rules, and it seems your Home State of Virgina, owes the Feds a bundle.
It seem you guys ran up quite the Tab for "Emergency Relief", while you have been "Representing" the VA 7th District, Mr. Cantor:
Virginia Government And Nonprofits Receive Reimbursement For December And February Snow Damages
Release Date: October 7, 2010
Release Number: 1874-011
The catastrophic winter storms that inundated Virginia in December and February left the Commonwealth blanketed with record and near record snow amounts. The result was two presidential disaster declarations which, as of September 30, has resulted in federal grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) totaling $28,459,094.47
Release Date: September 23, 2010
Release Number: 1874-010
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of $6,280,483.39 in federal funds to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for costs associated with debris removal, emergency protective measures, and state maintained infrastructure from the 2009 severe winter storms. To date, more than $21 million has been obligated to Virginia applicants affected by the December disaster.
Release Date: December 18, 2009
Release Number: 1862-002
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Under the severe storms and flooding disaster declared December 9, 2009, federal disaster aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding associated with the November Nor’easter and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida.
Aid in the form of Public Assistance or infrastructure assistance is available to the counties of Halifax, Isle of Wight, King and Queen, Northampton, and Surry and the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach.
Release Date: October 19, 2006
Release Number: 1661-008
GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced that the counties of Greensville, King and Queen and Lunenburg are now eligible for public infrastructure assistance associated with Tropical Depressopm Ernesto.
These three counties are added to nineteen others and three cities under the disaster declaration of September 22, 2006.
Also included in the disaster declaration are the counties of Accomack, Caroline, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland and York, and the cities of Poquoson, Richmond and Newport News.
Release Date: August 22, 2006
Release Number: 1655-008
Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- The independent City of Galax in southwest Virginia has been added to the list of Commonwealth jurisdictions declared eligible for public assistance based on damage assessments compiled by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspection teams.
The latest declaration increases public assistance eligibility to 16 political entities. They now are the independent City of Alexandria , the independent City of Galax and the counties of Alleghany, Arlington , Bath , Botetourt, Craig, Dickenson, Fairfax , Floyd, Henry, Highland, King George, Mecklenburg, Rappahannock and Rockbridge.
The Presidential declaration means that the cities, counties, and certain private non-profit organizations can recoup substantial costs incurred after the June and July storms.
Release Date: November 17, 2004
Release Number: 1570-038
Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne
SALEM, Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that almost $1.6 million in assistance grants and loans has been approved for victims of Tropical Depression Jeanne since the Oct. 18 presidential declaration.
Here is a summary of activities for the period ending Nov. 15, 2004:
In the 27 days since President Bush signed the disaster declaration, 964 homeowners, renters and businesses have registered for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FEMA and Virginia have approved $1,576,612 to pay for temporary housing, basic home repairs and essential needs. This figure includes $1,048,412 for housing assistance and $528,190 for other needs.
This is the breakdown of assistance by locality:
-- Alleghany County: $59,381
-- Botetourt County: $17,331
-- Craig County: $17,153
-- Floyd County: $35,948
-- Giles County: $16,755
-- Montgomery County: $ 46,646
-- Patrick County: $ 84,463
-- Roanoke City: $304,057
-- Roanoke County: $398,358
-- Salem City: $596,516
The U.S. Small Business Administration has sent out 554 disaster loan applications and approved $17,400 in low interest loans. These loans serve as the government’s primary form of long-term recovery assistance.
So Eric Cantor, do you have your Calculator out?
Or is your new policy of "Pay For" just another case of GOP Hypocrisy -- another case of "Do as I say -- NOT as I Do" ???
Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA-7th District)
Representing Virginia's 7th District, Eric has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001.
In Congress, Eric has worked to lower taxes, eliminate excessive regulation, strengthen small businesses, and encourage entrepreneurship. He was the chief sponsor of a 2006 bill to make permanent the slashed individual income tax rates for capital gains and dividends, rewarding entrepreneurs, retirees and investors with the ability to create more opportunity for their families and jobs for our communities.
In early 2009, the whip team coordinated the effort in which no Republicans voted for the nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill.
During the lead-up to the stimulus vote, then-Minority Leader John Boehner tapped Eric to head up the Republican Economic Solutions Group
Eric also co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Paul Ryan.
Eric is a lifelong resident of the Richmond area, where he got his start in politics as a driver for his predecessor Congressman Tom Bliley.
Here's the Remaining VA Disasters -- that belong on your Virginia is for Free-loaders Tab too, Mr. Cantor. Fair is fair.
Major Disaster Declarations -- in Virginia
2004 09/03 Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Associated with Tropical Depression Gaston
2004 06/15 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
2003 12/09 Severe Storms And Flooding
2003 09/18 Hurricane Isabel
2003 03/27 Severe Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides
2002 05/05 Severe Storms and Tornado
2002 04/02 Storms & Flooding
So Eric, What say you?
Are YOU willing "pay for" any Emergency Assistance that the Citizens and the Agencies of YOUR Home State of Virginia, have received from the Federal Govt, under your Leadership?
PS. FEMA will take a Check.
Mr. Cantor, perhaps you have some extra campaign funds lying around ?
-- Maybe it's time you put YOUR Money, where your cold, callous hypocritical heart is.
Don't ya think!?