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Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins On Hurricane Sandy Aid

Jan 2, 2013
Press Release

 “More than 17 million people lost loved ones, homes, businesses or were otherwise directly affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy.  Recovery will be a long and challenging road for our neighbors in the Northeast only made more difficult by the Speaker’s decision to turn his back on those hurting most.  Congress acted swiftly in 2005, approving aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in just 10 days.  Today Hurricane Sandy victims are caught in the eye of another storm, a political storm, waiting way too long - 65 days and counting - for the necessary relief to begin the rebuilding process.  I am proud to represent the great state of New York and my home community of Western New York in Congress but I am not proud of Congress’ failure to look out for those in need.  New York is always there for America, and the House needs to be there for New York.”