Thursday, December 27, 2012

Uncertainty Remains on Federal Disaster Assistance Post-Sandy

Nearly two months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the eastern seaboard, Congress has yet to formally consider President Obama's request for a $60 billion aid package.  The New York Times editorial board and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie weighed in to support a relief bill offered by Senate Democrats that largely mirrors President Obama's request, while the Club for Growth and the Heritage Foundation voiced their opposition.  The latest reports suggest the bill, after some intense negotiations, is likely to pass in the Senate today, but uncertainty remains in the House. 

-Tim Mulvaney

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