GOP budget concerns could stall Sandy emergency aid
December 13th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP budget concerns could stall Sandy emergency aid

Washington (CNN) - Northeastern lawmakers scrambled Thursday to address Republican concerns that could stall swift passage of a massive emergency spending bill to aid the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

“We members of the New York, New Jersey delegation – Democrats and Republicans alike – have always been there when other parts of the nation were struck by disaster,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York. “New York tax dollars went to the Gulf and went to fight forest fires out West and flooding in the Missouri and Mississippi valleys. And now, unfortunately, we’ve been struck, and we hope and really expect our colleagues to show the same courtesy to us.”
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