Christie Heads to Washington to Pitch N.J.’s Case for Sandy Aid

Thursday, 06 Dec 2012 09:22 AM

 

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie plans to press for federal aid to help the state recover from superstorm Sandy in a trip to Washington today, his office said.

Kevin Roberts, a spokesman for Christie, declined to say yesterday whether the 50-year-old Republican will meet with President Barack Obama or other officials.

“He will be conveying the concerns and needs of New Jersey to Congress and the federal government,” Roberts said.

Christie’s trip comes three days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Washington to ask for $42 billion in aid. Sandy ripped through three states Oct. 29, killing more than 90 people, flooding New York City’s subway system and ravaging beach towns from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Christie, who has said his state will spend $36.9 billion on rebuilding, has joined with Cuomo and Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy, both Democrats, in seeking a combined $83 billion in aid.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, said yesterday that Obama may submit a request as soon as today seeking about $60 billion for recovery.

Efforts to secure aid for the storm-ravaged states could be complicated by the federal government’s own fiscal strains, as Obama and Republicans negotiate over a deal to stop more than $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect next month.

In 2011, after Hurricane Irene struck, the government was pushed close to a shutdown after House Republicans, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor, pressed to have some $3 billion in disaster aid paid for with cuts to other parts of the budget, a stance that Christie publicly criticized.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Peter King, Press Corps Irked Over White House Boston Observance

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 22:16 PM

The White House press corps was unhappy that it was not allowed access to a moment of silence for Boston Marathon victim . . .

Arizona State Rep: 'Can't Recognize My Country' in Rancher Dispute

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 18:47 PM

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy may have been partly to blame for his standoff with federal authorities, but the government' . . .

Bill Allows Snap Inspections of Arizona Abortion Clinics

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 20:58 PM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise in . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved