"Assistance at a time of a natural disaster should not be a controversial issue. It hasn't been before. We're not going to balance the budget on the backs of people who have already been hit by a disaster," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat. (Associated Press)

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"Assistance at a time of a natural disaster should not be a controversial issue. It hasn't been before. We're not going to balance the budget on the backs of people who have already been hit by a disaster," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat. (Associated Press)