President Obama is proposing $60.4 billion in supplemental disaster aid for all states struggling to recover from Storm Sandy. It’s not quite the eye-popping $80 billion that just three states — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — sought, but both senators Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal praised the supplemental appropriations legislation. In a WaPo piece today, governors Malloy, Cuomo and Christie also get behind the president’s proposal.
Later today, two other members of the Connecticut delegation, Reps Rosa DeLauro and John Larson will announce a bill intended to assist Sandy victims through tax relief for families and businesses. The legislation could be taken up by the U.S. Senate this week.
Yesterday, Rep. Himes had this to say: