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Sandy Relief: Congressmen Nadler and Grimm React

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Governor Cuomo meets with New York's congressional delegation and county executives to discuss the financial impacts of Hurricane Sandy. (Courtesy of the Governor's Office)

Late last night, Speaker John Boehner announced that the House would not vote on a Sandy aid package, after the Senate passed a $60 billion package. Staten Island's Michael Grimm and Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district, react to the decision.

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Comments [8]

Sheldon from Brooklyn

I'm glad that you revel in getting a middle finger from people you pay your taxes to. Please remember that when they want YOUR money for their YEARLY tornadoes and wildfires.

Jan. 02 2013 11:03 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

"that states on the coasts are a bunch of "liberal" "free-loaders" - superfluous to "real America"

LOL ... thanks for saving me the effort, even if you didn't intend to.

Jan. 02 2013 10:50 AM
Ramaswamy from Closter

Brian,

While the topic of the 'fiscal cliff' is still fresh on people's minds, may I suggest that you interview Congressman Scott Garrett, of the 5th congressional district in New Jersey? He is the lone congressman from New Jersey who voted 'no'. Please ask him to explain himself beyond the trite Republican mantra of 'cutting spending'

Ramaswamy

Jan. 02 2013 10:45 AM

David Brooks is NOT an economist!

Jan. 02 2013 10:45 AM
RL

come on, Brain. Please make this man explain the naked irony of wanting to cut spending, but needs $60 billion first.

Jan. 02 2013 10:40 AM

grimm says the problem is spending yet he is whining the GOP won't spending money in sandy aid?

Jan. 02 2013 10:37 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

I'm not sure that we deserve the full 60 billion but I'm not surprised.

It fits in the narrative congress has, that states on the coasts, are a bunch of "liberal" "free-loaders" - superfluous to "real America," Even though - the east and west coast states pay more in taxes to the Feds than States in the mid west and down south.

Jan. 02 2013 10:33 AM
Bob from Westchester, NY

Where was outgoing Westchester Congresswoman Nan Hayworth on this? She managed to get in a farewell appearance on CNN preening over her fiscal cliff vote; why wasn't she fighting with Cong. Grimm and Nadler to help us?

Jan. 02 2013 10:32 AM

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