Thursday, December 13, 2012
Congressional Fight Begins Over Sandy Relief Funds
By Ana Radelatwww.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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