N.Y. Sen. Schumer: Officials in Intense Lobbying Effort for Federal Sandy Aid

December 3, 2012

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says New York expects to get tens of billions of dollars in federal money to cover damages from Superstorm Sandy.

Sen. Schumer, second from right, surveying Sandy damages at NYU Langone Medical Center on Nov. 9. Photo: Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

However, the Democrat told a news conference Sunday that it’s not a done deal.

He says he and other New York officials are staging an intense lobbying effort in Washington to make sure the money is approved before year’s end.

The supplemental federal funds for New York under discussion top $40 billion.

Schumer says the money should cover destroyed homes, transit systems, hospitals and small businesses.

The senator says more than 300,000 homes had “serious damage.”

Latest Comments

  • December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am
    Skippy says:
    Federal funds will be used to rebuild houses and buildings known to be exposed to hurricane and flood damage, by this recent damage. 'Federal Appropriations' is a discrete way... read more
  • December 4, 2012 at 7:54 am
    Tom says:
    A couple of things come to mind. First is that this Appropriation from Congress would complete FEMA Administrator's grand plan to eliminate FEMA's oversite of federal expendit... read more
  • December 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    Smitty says:
    Schuma is like the Palestinians, he never missus an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
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