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Christie Says Aid Request Allows NY-NJ to Use Funds How 'We See Fit'

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Monday that he's happy with the roughly $60 billion that the Obama Administration has proposed for hurricane relief — even though it's a far cry from the $82 billion that the region requested.

Speaking in Trenton, Christie said the way the funds are allocated allow for a lot of flexibility in spending.

"A huge percentage of this money being in community development block grants, allows Governor Cuomo and I to use that money in a way that we see fit," Christie said. "That has great value to it. And so I'm satisfied with the amount that's been appropriated.

In a joint statement last week, both governors praised President Obama for what they said was his steadfast support.

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