[Update] Congress Passes a $9.7 Billion Federal Flood Insurance Storm Relief Measure by Raymond Hernandez/The New York Times January 4, 2013
This measure is the first, and least controversial, portion of a much larger aid package sought by the affected states to help homeowners and local governments recover costs associated with the storm.
This diary really isn't about Chris Christie.Congress to vote on $9.7 Billion, in superstorm sandy assistance today Originally published: January 4, 2013 7:19 AM Updated: January 4, 2013 7:55 AM By Tom Brune email@example.com Newsday FB
It's about the destruction New Jersey, New York and surrounding areas suffered from hurricane sandy and when congress will approve the funding for the federal flood insurance program.
The next votes, on Jan. 15, involve two measures-an $18 billion basic aid bill, and a $33 billion amendment containing funding for construction and other projects to prevent storm damage in the future.
The quick vote Friday is needed to keep federal flood insurance claim payments coming.
FEMA on Wednesday told Congress that without an infusion of money, the flood insurance program would run out of money next week, delaying payments on 115,000 Sandy-related claims and 5,000 claims in other areas.
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Entire Article CNN by John Avlon, CNN Contributor updated Thu January 3, 2013
There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." He added that the relief bill "just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority."
But Christie also took the high road in terms of decrying the overall atmosphere of bi-perpartisanship in D.C., arguing correctly that "Americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this Congress ... this used to be something that was not political. Disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with."
IMO, Christie is totally correct this time.
That part about the palace intrigue was right on it. Christie is in good form and he has right on his side here.
Again, Christie must be working overtime, with that disaster relief should not and never before, was ever, political.
People in New Jersey and New York and other affected areas, are gonna get really mad if the sandy disaster relief isn't approved!
What sandy left in its wake-day 2
Seaside Heights. New Jersey post-hurricane sandy Walking Tour 11-3-2012. See damage to boardwalk, Funtown Pier, Casino Pier, Jet Star, Shore Store and more.
I lived in Brick Town from grades 2 through 7. Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant, Atlantic City, were my playgrounds.
I spent my summers as a child swimming in this ocean and the ocean all over South Jersey. I was the kid, out swinging on the ropes. Way out.
For ♥All My Friends In New Jersey And New York♥ Or; It Ain't Over, Till It's Over. Stop spectra's natural gas [transportation] pipeline!
People in NJ and NY won't forget, if republicans in congress don't approve sandy disaster relief, Now!