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  • rvga128 rvga128 Jan 3, 2013 2:51 AM Flag

    It took 10 days to Fund Katrina with 60 billion dollars! But if it is NE, GOP in Congress cares less!

    At a news conference Wednesday, Christie said it was "disappointing and disgusting" to watch Congress on Tuesday night. "There's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these victims -- the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner."
    Christie said he called Boehner four times on Wednesday night to urge action, but the call wasn't picked up.
    Earlier, he and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York issued a joint statement lashing out at the lawmakers for ending their session without voting on the storm aid. "This continued inaction and indifference ... is inexcusable," the governors said.
    A spokesman for Boehner, Michael Steel would not say whether Boehner would reconsider his decision on Sandy aid, responding with the same statement he issued on Tuesday night: "The speaker is committed to getting this bill passed this month."
    The speaker was caught between conservative lawmakers who want to offset any increase in spending and Northeast and mid-Atlantic lawmakers determined to help their states recover more than two months after the storm hit.

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    • Total damages were somewhere between $96 and $135 billion.
      Now the CONS concerned about Sandy costs adding to the deficit.

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      • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. raised the political temperature even more. She said Boehner should come to Staten Island and the Rockaways to explain his decision to families whose homes and businesses were destroyed, and added: "But I doubt he has the dignity nor the guts to do it."
        Republican Rep. Peter King of New York called it a "cruel knife in the back" to the region. He said some Republicans have a double standard when it comes to providing aid to New York and New Jersey compared with other regions of the country suffering disasters. Somehow, he said, money going to New York and New Jersey is seen as "corrupt."
        King urged donors from the two states not to give money to Republicans who are ignoring their needs on Sandy. King said Congress approved $60 billion for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 within 10 days, but hasn't appropriated any money for Sandy in over two months.

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