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In WaPo, Governors Make Pitch For Federal Sandy Aid

Posted By Jon Campbell On December 13, 2012 @ 10:54 am In Other | Comments Disabled

The governors of the three states hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy continue to call on Congress to act quickly on freeing up federal aid for rebuilding efforts, making their case in a joint op-ed published online today.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy all signed on to the piece, which is set to appear in tomorrow’s Washington Post.

The White House has proposed a $60.4 billion aid package for the states, a proposal backed by all three governors despite their initial requests totaling more than $80 billion.

From the piece [1]:

“We are actively engaged with the White House and Congress and stand ready to do whatever it takes for the full aid request to pass by year’s end. Our congressional delegations have worked tirelessly to demonstrate the region’s destruction and needs to their fellow members, and we appreciate for their efforts.

“Americans come together in times of crisis. Our states have stood with your communities when they suffered and faced devastation. It’s time for Congress to stand with us.”

Christie (a Republican), Malloy and Cuomo (both Democrats) have all been mentioned as potential presidential candidates in 2016.

New York Lt. Gov Robert Duffy is in Washington today lobbying for aid, according to Cuomo’s office.


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[1] From the piece: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-congress-to-act-on-sandy-relief-for-northeast/2012/12/12/0dd285b8-44aa-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html