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Mr. Cuomo Goes To Washington

Posted By Joseph Spector On November 30, 2012 @ 6:04 pm In Other | Comments Disabled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will make his first trip to Washington since taking office last year, administration officials confirm.

[1]He will be at the nation’s capital to lobby for $42 billion in disaster aid for Superstorm Sandy that New York is seeking.

Newsday reported that Cuomo [2]plans to meet with House Speaker John Boehner and other top officials.

Cuomo’s first trip as governor to D.C.—he served as HUD secretary in the Clinton administration so he knows the place—comes, of course, amid speculation he will want to take up permanent residence there after 2016 as president.

Cuomo said earlier this month he had no plans to personally lobby in Washington, even hinting at the presidential speculation [3] by saying, “If went to Washington now, what story would you write?”

He met with the federal congressional delegation in his office on Monday, and earlier this week NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Washington make a pitch for the federal aid.

The New York Times wrote yesterday [4]about Cuomo’s absence on Capitol Hill.


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[1] Image: http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/files/2012/11/Cuomo-presidential-podium.jpg

[2] Newsday reported that Cuomo : http://www.newsday.com/news/breaking/spin-cycle-1.812042/cuomo-to-head-to-d-c-meet-with-boehner-1.4280140

[3] even hinting at the presidential speculation: http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/11/cuomo-30b-a-wise-investment/

[4] The New York Times wrote yesterday : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/nyregion/bloomberg-lobbies-capitol-hill-for-storm-aid-but-cuomo-stays-home.html