Sandy Relief

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Himes on FEMA, Guns, and Obama's 2nd Term

Monday, January 28, 2013

Rep. Jim Himes talks with Brian Lehrer about the Obama second term agenda, the (extended) deadline for FEMA Sandy relief in Connecticut, and gun control after Newtown.

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FEMA's Sandy Deadline Approaching

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance for damage from Sandy is Monday, January 28. And many who have already applied are frustrated with the results.  Yisroel Schulman, co-founder, president, and attorney at large at the New York Legal Assistance Group, gives an update and answers your questions.

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Congressman Pascrell on How the Sandy Aid Sausage Was Made

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"This is getting more absurd by the moment."


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The Cliff and Sandy Bills

Thursday, January 03, 2013

After a last-minute decision to not vote on the Sandy relief bill, followed by strong pushback from New York and New Jersey politicians, the House is scheduled to vote later this week on two separate pieces of legislation. Andrew Grossman of The Wall Street Journal and Molly Ball of The Atlantic discuss the politics and details of the bills -- plus the continuing fallout from the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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Sandy Relief: Congressmen Nadler and Grimm React

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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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Sandy Aid Bill Moves with Uncertainty to the House

Friday, December 28, 2012

With the Senate passing the $60 billion Sandy aid package by a vote of 61-33 on Friday, attention is now turned to the U.S. House of Representatives and the uncertainty brought on by the fiscal cliff deliberations dominating the Capitol.



Sandy Aid Bill Could be Victim of Fiscal Cliff Fixation

Monday, December 24, 2012


The US Senate is scheduled to return Wednesday after the Christmas break to vote on the $60 billion Sandy aid package by Friday. But the bill’s passage in the Senate is only one the first step, with time running out.


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A Closer Look at the Robin Hood Foundation

Friday, December 21, 2012

Deborah Winshel, president & COO of the Robin Hood Foundation, talks about the foundation and its mission, and answers questions about where the money in its relief fund will go.

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The Sticking Points in the Sandy Aid Bill

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Since being introduced Monday, the Sandy supplemental aid package has been pilloried by conservative groups and senate Republicans for what they say is wasteful and unnecessary spending.


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The Economics of the 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit Concert

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tonight's 12/12/12 Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden is being called the biggest music event ever. Christopher John Farley of the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog discusses the star-studded lineup. Plus, Bill Werde, Billboard Editorial Director, discusses the economics of a large benefit concert, and the effect of scalping.

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