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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Congressional Fight Begins Over Sandy Relief Funds

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By Ana Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

Washington—Senate appropriators released a $60.4 billion bill to provide relief to Connecticut and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy, but the legislation’s path to final approval appears to be a rocky road.

The White House last week asked Congress for the same amount to respond to Superstorm Sandy, which was less than the total of $83 billion the governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey said they needed.

But Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., have threatened to block the bill, saying it costs too much money.

“That’s an awful big bite to swallow,” Kyl said.

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Posted 12/13/12 at 12:05 AM

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