The failure of Congress to deliver on promises of disaster aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy has left Jewish institutions and business in limbo. Many are raging at the delay.
Jewish organizations in New York have raised more than $5.5 million for Hurricane Sandy relief aid, according to information provided to New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Wednesday he is committed to passing a Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill this month after his decision to deny a vote on the package drew scathing criticism from East Coast lawmakers and governors.
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Tuesday night without acting on a $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill, prompting angry denunciations from members from the states hardest hit by the storm.