Washington promises relief

Washington promises relief
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:12pm

President Obama and Congressional leaders promise immediate help for Oklahoma tornado victims.

(NBC News) As Oklahoma residents began dealing with the devastation left behind by Monday's deadly tornado, President Obama pledged all the aid the U.S. government can muster.

"The people of moore should know their country will remain on the ground, for them, beside them as long as it takes," President Obama said.

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was dispatched to the storm zone to oversee rescue efforts and the distribution of aid to the multitude left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Still, because of federal budget cutbacks Republicans, including some from Oklahoma, are worried about the economic bottom line.

"We don't even know what we need at this point, we don't know what FEMA has in the budget," said Rep. James Lankford.

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