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Sandy Aid Bill

Post-Sandy Restoration Has Been Unacceptably Slow

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

While the federal, state and local governments did an excellent job making sure that people were protected, fed and housed during and immediately after the storm, they have done a horrendous job helping our shoreline communities rebuild.

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.

Congress and a Tale of Two Sandy's

Chris Williams | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

Where the conversation goes from here is any body's guess, but for the sake of the nation, it is time for Congress to start putting our country before their own political party.

Obama Signs Sandy Relief Measure Into Law

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims. Congress gave the measu...

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...

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...

House Approves Sandy Aid Bill

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, t...

John Rudolf

Sandy Relief Passes House Despite Conservative Opposition | John Rudolf | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A measure providing $51 billion for relief and recovery from Hurricane Sandy was approved by a bipartisan majority in the House on Tuesday evening, th...

'Poison Pill' Amendments Threaten Sandy Aid Bill

John Rudolf | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
John Rudolf

The House Republican leadership vowed late last year that their first order of business in the new Congress would be passing a comprehensive relief bi...

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.

John Rudolf

Sandy Relief Bill Sails Through House After Outrage | John Rudolf | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

A $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy sailed through the House on Friday with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, ju...

Senators Say No To Storm Aid, After Their States Received It

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 01.04.2013 | New York

In the acrimonious dispute unfolding in Washington over the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, one of the most contentious requests is for money to shore up...

Jennifer Bendery

After Uproar, Boehner Makes Big Promises On Sandy Aid | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just Wednesday morning that lawmakers were lining up on the House floor to slam House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for delaying ...

John Rudolf

FEMA Says Flood Program Will Be Broke By Next Week Without New Aid Bill | John Rudolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The federal government's mandatory flood insurance program will exhaust its borrowing authority and run out of money to pay claims from Hurricane Sand...

Luke Johnson

Christie Slams House Republicans On Sandy Aid | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) lit into House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Republicans Wednesday for not holding a vote o...

Obama Presses GOP To Take Action 'Without Delay'

Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA AND LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for House Republicans to vote Wednesday on...

'The Speaker Should Hang His Head In Shame'

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — New York-area lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger after learning the House Republican...