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Hurricane Sandy Aid

Putting Problem Solving Before Politics: A Lesson for the GOP

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Even when it comes to non-partisan issues such as preventing domestic violence and helping Americans whose lives have been devastated by a natural disaster, House Republicans have repeatedly voted 'NO.'

GOP Senators Who Opposed Sandy Relief Aid Fundraise Around One-Year Anniversary Of Storm

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) may have opposed Hurricane Sandy recovery funding, but that reportedly di...

$200 Million In Sandy Aid Going To NY Groups

Newsday | Ridgely Ochs | Posted 09.24.2013 | New York

The state is making available $200 million in federal funds to health care, social services and mental health groups to cover expenses resulting from ...

In Sandy-Ravaged Long Island, Every Day Is Neighborday

Christina Galante | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Christina Galante

Last October, when Super Storm Sandy hit New York, it decimated the neighborhood where I grew up, Lindenhurst, and the surrounding areas on Long Island.

In West, Ted Cruz Has 'Gone Washington'

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

"Your heart weeps for their suffering," said Sen. Ted Cruz, who toured the disaster area on Friday with Sen. John Cornyn. It feels wrong to talk politics when they're still looking for bodies, but a respectful silence would only reward Cruz and Cornyn for their putrid hypocrisy.

Texas Lawmakers Who Voted Against Sandy Aid Ask For Help After Explosion

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

A pair of Republican lawmakers who voted against federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are now looking for federal aid in the wake of the de...

Hurricane Sandy's Biggest Victim

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

March 6 (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy punished low-income people in New York and New Jersey, especially renters who are now at risk of being unable t...

Jason Linkins

New York Rep: Marco Rubio Is Playing Us For 'Suckers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

When House Republican leaders yanked the Hurricane Sandy relief bill from the floor back at the beginning of January, the move didn't sit well with Re...

How Rockaway's 'Skid Row' Is Healing After Sandy

Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact

By Ray LeMoine, TakePart New York City was blessed with 11 miles of sand as its southeastern edge: The Rockaway Peninsula, one of the finest beache...

John Rudolf

Senate Passes $51 Billion Sandy Relief Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

A $51 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims easily passed the Senate on Monday, after the failure of a Republican amendment to require the r...

New Jersey Leaders Wants 'Adults To Get Along'

Josh Solomon | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Josh Solomon

WASHINGTON - While federal funding is crucial to repair the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, it is local government and private sector leaders who sh...

Rand Paul Throws Down On Chris Christie

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) may talk tough when pressing Congress to act on disaster relief or criticizing the National Rifle Association's adv...

GOP Names Own Colleagues To House 'Hypocritical Caucus'

Bloomberg | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

The Colorado Republicans who voted unanimously this week against superstorm Sandy recovery funding did so in part because their state didn't get an op...

Sandy Aid Nears Vote But Problematic Provisions Could 'Sneak' Through

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Northeastern lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the ...

After Sandy, the Wait for Help Goes on and on

Tom Davis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Tom Davis

Nearly three months, they've been waiting for some breakthrough, some word from local officials, news reporters, anybody, that Congress is going to step in, and protect them like they believe they should.

GOP Congressman's Big Switch

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman from Mississippi who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy aid is now voting for the second round after having tou...

John Celock

One Time 'Porker Of The Month' Opposes Sandy Pork

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman from Kansas who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy relief and noted her opposition to "pork" in the bill was ...

John Celock

Dem: Christie Is 'Still Tone Deaf'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) only Democratic challenger said that his State of the State address Tuesday showed that the governor was "still...

John Celock

Christie: New Jersey Won't 'Stand Silent' On Sandy Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) used his State of the State Address Tuesday to repeat calls for federal Hurricane Sandy relief, noting that his sta...

Jon To GOP: 'What Would Jesus Or Any Other Human Being That Isn't An A**hole Do'

Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart didn't really have a joke at the end of his rant against the 67 GOP members of the House who voted against aid to victims of Hurricane San...

John Celock

Tea Party Rise Blamed For 'Short-Sighted' Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Intramural Republican politics in Kansas could be behind the decision of the state's entire House delegation to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief Fr...

'This Is About Human Beings'

Gary Hart | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Disaster relief, including for Hurricane Sandy, is government spending. It is no worse, but also no better, than meals on wheels for the elderly, school breakfast for poor children, unemployment compensation and rent subsidies. All are government spending and all are "about human beings."

Senate Passes Sandy Relief Measure

Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

The Senate has passed a partial Sandy relief bill by unanimous agreement. A $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Sandy sailed throu...

Fiscal Cliff's Unlikely Casuality

Daniel Simon | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Add the Violence Against Women Act and a Hurricane Sandy relief bill to the list of things that remain a low priority for Congress. There is obvious...

House Passes Sandy Aid

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives passed $9.7 billion in aid for Hurricane Sandy victims by a 354-67 vote on Friday. All no votes came from Republicans. Th...