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Hurricane Sandy Aid

Mickey Mantle's Yankees Contract Brings In Huge Amount For Sandy Fund

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Mickey Mantle's family has donated $40,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The money was raised by an online au...

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.

Red Cross Moves Questioned As Disaster Aid Stays On Hold

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victi...

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' | 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...

House Passes Sandy Aid For Certain Group

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy to receive federal dis...

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...

$1.8 Billion Of Sandy Aid To Help NYC Homeowners Rebuild

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Grants for homeowners to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create ...

John Rudolf

Senate Passes $51 Billion Sandy Relief Measure | 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...

Senate Set To Vote On Sandy Relief Measure

AP | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal areas in much of the Northeast, the Sena...

Senate Sets Vote For Sandy Aid

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate is set to vote Monday on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Northeast lawmakers...

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 ...

Not So Fast: Conservatives Mount Campaign Against Relief Effort

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that N...

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...

NYC Firm, Hit Hard On 9/11, To Give Sandy Victims $1000 Debit Cards

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Dozens of New Yorkers from a neighborhood ravaged by Superstorm Sandy lined up in a school auditorium Thursday to receive $1,000 debi...

John Celock

One Time 'Porker Of The Month' Opposes Sandy Pork | 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 ...