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Sandy Relief

Jon Bon Jovi Is Helping Ensure At-Risk Kids, Seniors Affected By Hurricane Sandy Don't Go Hungry

The Associated Press | Wayne Parry | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger center in a section of the New Jers...

Chris Christie: 'Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had choice words on Tuesday for property owners who were unwilling to give federal officials access to their land 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...

Will Good Science and Good Sense Come Together When It Comes to the Shoreline?

Karl Grossman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

"Retreat" might not be a good word to use for what needs to be done. It infers losing. "Adjustment" is a better word. We must adjust to the reality of our shifting shores.

Rethinking Relief

Robert Krueger | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Robert Krueger

In his recent inaugural address, President Obama spoke about not debating the role of government, but rather ensuring we "act in our time." A hundred days after Sandy, as many are still struggling to put their lives back together, is certainly the time to act.

Opponents of Sandy Relief Should Form the 'Jackass' Caucus

Brad Johnson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Brad Johnson

Former Sen. Al D'Amato has called the opponents of Sandy relief a "bunch of jackasses." It's a term they should embrace. I recognize that many potential members of the Caucus may not seem qualified -- after all, they have requested assistance when disasters have struck their districts in the past.

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...

Disaster Recovery: We're All in It Together

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

Flooded subway stations in New York City. Earthquake damage in the Nation's Capital. The great city of New Orleans under water. These scenes, once seemingly out of science fiction, are all too real today. This is why I am introducing the Homeowners' Defense Act of 2013 in Congress.

House Votes To Add $33.7 Billion To Sandy Relief

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House has voted to add $33.7 billion to legislation to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, the late-October storm that was one of the...

'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...

New Hope in the New Year for Sandy-Affected Businesses

Mark Pinsky | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Mark Pinsky

While Congress fiddled with appropriations for communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the CDFI sector in many of those communities was busy finding and funding small business owners and others who wanted only to get back on their feet.

A Roll Call of the 10 Biggest Hypocrites to Vote Against Sandy Relief

Jonathan Valania | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

Out of the 67 GOP representatives that turned their back on the people of New York and New Jersey in their darkest hour, there are (at least) 10 that deserve dishonorable mention for going above and beyond the call of duty in their pitiless pursuit of cutthroat partisanship.

Republican's Vote Against Sandy Relief Doesn't Square With Past Request

Salon | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman who voted against federal funding for Hurricane Sandy relief last week asked the federal government for millions in funding f...

The Shameful Delay in Federal Aid for Sandy Relief

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Disaster relief and reconstruction is a central element of the fundamental, irreducible responsibility of government: security. If we are to live in a civilized community, we need to figure out a way to fund, develop and maintain enhanced disaster response capacity.

Using a Krauthammer to Pound the Needy

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I mean, seriously, Hurricane Sandy was a monumental national disaster of epic proportions -- and I'm not even exaggerating. How small, petty, mean-spirited, hurtful and inhuman do you have to be to not want to do everything you can to help?

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...

Congress To Vote On Sandy Aid

Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A $9.7 billion measure to pay flood insurance claims is set for a vote in Congress, boosting pr...

John Celock

'Cold And Heartless' Sandy Decision Will Cost Taxpayers, Says Belmar Mayor

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Democratic mayor of a Jersey Shore community devastated by Hurricane Sandy is calling House Republicans' decision to postpone a vote on federal re...

Jennifer Bendery

After Uproar, Boehner Makes Big Promises On Sandy Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner Yelled At GOP Congressman Over Sandy Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) yelled at a member of his own caucus on Tuesday night, after lawmakers from New Jersey and New York ...

Luke Johnson

Christie Slams House Republicans On Sandy Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Christie, Cuomo Slam 'Inexcusable' Action

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York excoriated the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for ...

Amanda Terkel

Furious Over Blocked Sandy Aid, King Warns Against Donating To House Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is going after his fellow House Republicans after party leaders pulled a Hurricane Sandy relief bill from a flo...

How Donations From Sandy Relief 12-12-12 Concert Will Help

Emary Aronson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Impact
Emary Aronson

Over the next several months, we will take every penny that was raised and grant funds to the most effective organizations helping low-income victims and vulnerable populations in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Responding to Superstorm Sandy: Habitat for Humanity Hits the Road to Repair. Rebuild. Restore.

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

Our greatest hope is that efforts like our Sandy response remind us all that we are connected, that we can each truly make a difference, that recovery is a place we all arrive together.