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Sandy Relief

Red Cross, Other Major Charities To Amp Up Superstorm Sandy Aid

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Four charities that raised money for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts have agreed to either accelerate spending or kick i...

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.

Bono, Brian Williams Join Sandy Relief Effort

AP | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. — U2 frontman Bono and NBC news anchor Brian Williams are the newest board members of a charity launched by the New Jersey governo...

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

Christie Jabs Congress As 'A Little Late To The Party'

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

MANAHAWKIN, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie said the Hurricane Sandy aid package Congress approved Tuesday will help expedite rebuilding after the superst...

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...

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.

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...

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...