House Set to Adjourn Without Voting on Sandy Relief Package

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A Mantoloking beachfront home that didn't survive Sandy's storm surge. (Scott Gurian)

The 112th Congress may have avoided a disaster by striking a last-minute compromise on the fiscal cliff --but that's not the feeling among thousands in the New York/New Jersey region today.

The House seems set to adjourn without having voted on an aid package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. That means the $64 billion aid package will have to be reintroduced in the new Congress and passed by both chambers.

Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for our co-producer, WNYC looks at the package and what the delay in its passage could mean for storm victims.

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Bob Hennelly

Comments [2]

listener

How much pork unrelated to the storm was this aid package laden with while claiming political "payback" for its rejection?

It seems comprehensive reportage of the substance of the package is obscured in favor of casual speculation that it was "Republican resentment" that led to it's failure.

"That's sad"

Jan. 02 2013 01:58 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

A lot of the country is not crazy about New York and New Jersey. They don't get us,(or Cuomo and Christie) and so they are willing to "hang us out to dry" (so to speak) on Sandy relief

Jan. 02 2013 01:42 PM

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