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LoBiondo Applauds Congress Approving Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three months after the storm hit, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today applauded the final approval by Congress of the full emergency supplemental funding requested by New Jersey-New York-Connecticut to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. With the Senate’s passage this evening, the final $50 billion goes to the President for his signature.
“With the Senate’s actions today, the needless delays to provide those devastated by Hurricane Sandy with critical federal assistance to rebuild are over. The unified efforts of the New Jersey and New York delegations, as well as Governors Christie and Cuomo, ensured our communities will received what they desperately need and deserve,” said LoBiondo. “With the federal funding in place, the focus shifts to ensuring that aid is distributed efficiently and responsibly as families, business owners and communities put their lives back together.”
The House passed the Sandy aid package crafted by the New Jersey & New York delegations last Tuesday. Prior to the votes, LoBiondo went to the House floor twice to voice his support for the full Sandy aid package and to blast his colleagues from disaster-prone areas who were seeking to prevent the federal aid from reaching affected communities in New Jersey.
Information for South Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Sandy can be found on LoBiondo’s website: http://lobiondo.house.gov/press-release/federal-assistance-support-available-post-hurricane-sandy.