Congress Slammed for Skipping Sandy Aid Vote

Governors and Obama Call for Quick Action on $60B Bill

By Reuters

Published January 02, 2013.

Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York excoriated the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for delaying action on a $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill, according to a joint statement.

Lawmakers ended their session on Tuesday night without voting on the measure, a move that Cuomo and Christie said was a “dereliction of duty.”

“This continued inaction and indifference … is inexcusable,” the governors said. Some residents are still without jobs, homes and heat more than two months after the storm made landfall.



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