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Obama pleads with House to vote on Sandy aid


This news story was published on January 2, 2013.
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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama reached out to House Republicans Wednesday and and pass legislation to fund recovery efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

“It has only been two months since Hurricane Sandy devastated communities across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as other eastern states,” the President said. “Our citizens are still trying to put their lives back together. Our states are still trying to rebuild vital infrastructure. And so, last month, working closely with the Governors of the affected states, I sent Congress an urgent request to support their efforts to rebuild and recover. The Senate passed this request with bipartisan support. But the House of Representatives has refused to act, even as there are families and communities who still need our help to rebuild in the months and years ahead, and who also still need immediate support with the bulk of winter still in front of us.

“When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need. I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.”

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4 Responses to Obama pleads with House to vote on Sandy aid

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    happyguy Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    why didn’t the house pass their own bill? They don’t have to pass the senates version but Speaker John Boehner should have brought somekind of bill before the house. He and his out of control GOP members are the real problem with congress.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I meant, reason of course. New Keyboard for Christmas and still getting used to it.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I maent reason of course. New Keyboard for Christmas and still getting used to it.

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    January 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

    The REAL reson the House did not vote on this was because the Damn Senate under the criminal Harry Reid tacked on so many wasteful items they refused to pass it. They added things like a car for the senate. Now they will have to do a itemized bill which will not have earmarks. Yes it will not be as much all at the same time but the money will go where it should. Shame on THEM playing games with something like this. In my unbiased opinion Harry Reid is the biggest lier and slimeball politician in the country. He has single handed done more to hurt this country than Obama.