Friday, April 25, 2014
SPONSORS
Famous Artists School Creative Art Courses


NewsPolitics

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

CT U.S. Senators Reiterate Need for Sandy Aid

Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon TwitThis Favicon  

By Ana Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

Washington —Lawmakers from states affected by Superstorm Sandy, including Connecticut Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, made their cases to Senate appropriators today for billions of dollars in disaster aid, setting off what’s expected to be a long and hard-fought struggle.

Like Gulf Coast lawmakers whose communities were devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, East Cost lawmakers made their pitches for funds to cover uninsured losses - and much, much more money to “rebuild smarter and stronger” with new flood control projects and the burying of power lines Lieberman, I-D, said Connecticut needs $3.2 billion in federal aid.

“Although attention has been focused, rightly, on New York and New Jersey, Connecticut is a critical part of this economically dynamic tri-state region,” Lieberman said. “In fact, Connecticut sent support to both states during and after the storm and our own economy depends on the recovery of New York and New Jersey.”

The Obama administration is expected to send Congress a request for a supplemental bill to cover disaster aid this week.

Click here for more of story

Posted 12/05 at 03:45 PM


Comments:     Comment Policy

No comments yet.

You need to Register and be logged in to post comments. If you are already registered but are not logged in, you can Login here.

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Submit the word you see below:


Please note by clicking on "Submit" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Inappropriate posts may be removed.

<< Back to main

SPONSORS
WestportNow.com Stuff
Register / Log in
Registration is required to post comments.
Register  •  Login
Comment Policy
SPONSORS
Advertise on WestportNow.com ads@westportnow.com