December 7th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama requests $60.4B for Sandy relief

New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress to provide $60.4 billion for states affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Obama's request, made in a letter, falls short of the total damage estimate in affected states.


Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • New Jersey • New York • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. SafeJourney

    Gov Christi will be happy

    December 7, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  2. Anthony in California

    Are the Republicans going to bash Obama's spending in this regard? Are they going to say he is giving welfare to NJ and NY residence? Is FEMA another useless government agency that needs to be cut so capitalist vultures can swoop in and privatize emergency relief on a private level?

    December 7, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  3. Eric

    Hope it not for people who have beach houses but did not have insurance. Please do not buy a house on the beach and expect taxpayers dollars every time mother nature comes calling.

    December 7, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. J.V.Hodgson

    Awe shucks some Republicans say Obama is playing politics hoping that Republicans will vote his request down! yet another baseless conspiracy type theory.
    However, lets just suppose Republicans do vote it down, then we know even more about the type of government we would get think also disability convention from UN
    The teapartiers are so likely to vote this Sandy relief down it is untrue.

    December 7, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Obama doesn't "request" anything. He simply demands it.

    December 8, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  6. HUX

    Spend,spend,spend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Obama ,s good at that. Keep printing money till the once great USA HITS THE WALL. You will rue the day he was re elected.

    December 8, 2012 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  7. Anthony

    This is just a reminder that Obama actually can't spend money that has not been authorized by Congress, and he actually can't raise taxes by himself. Republicans are in control of the House, so they write the actual budget and all revenue bills must originate in the House. If Republicans want to stop "runaway spending" by Obama, they need to write the "runaway spending" out of the budget. This means that Republicans will actually need to name the "runaway spending" in the budget, which is a nonstarter for Republicans because they actually want to increase military spending and they need the senior vote.

    December 8, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  8. Facts don't Lie

    yep why spend anything to help fellow Americans in tragedy just let them fend for themselves. That is the Republican way. HOWEVER if the president were to suggest such a thing the right wing would attack him like a wolf after red meat.

    December 8, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |