HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Gov. Chris Christie adds ...

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:35 AM

Gov. Chris Christie adds news conference, with House inaction on Sandy bill likely topic

Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference at the Statehouse.

The topic for the event wasn’t announced, but it comes after the U.S. House of Representatives last night opted against voting on the $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy relief bill approved by the U.S. Senate, meaning the bill will die when the current Congress expires tomorrow and have to start from scratch in the new session.

There’s been nearly unanimous, bipartisan criticism from New Jersey and New York members of Congress to the unexpected decision against voting on the bill.

“Denying emergency aid to Superstorm Sandy victims is a new low for House Republicans,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. “When our neighbors in other states are knocked down by emergency events, we put partisan politics aside and extend a helping hand to help them get back up. Helping struggling families recover from disasters has never been a partisan issue in Washington and it never should be. New Jersey and New York families have been hurt badly by Sandy and it is shameful that Washington Republicans are adding to their pain by standing in the way of their recovery.”

“I am outraged that at a time when we need it the most, Speaker Boehner could dismiss the need for the same kind of relief has been granted to other regions hit by similar disasters,” said U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-Long Branch. “This bill has already passed in the U.S. Senate and must be brought up for a vote before the end of this Congress, now.”

MORE...

http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/01/02/christie-adds-news-conference-with-house-inaction-on-sandy-bill-likely-topic/

This should be good. Hope CNN or somebody covers it

21 replies, 1834 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 21 replies Author Time Post
Reply Gov. Chris Christie adds news conference, with House inaction on Sandy bill likely topic (Original post)
Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
bunnies Jan 2013 #1
earthside Jan 2013 #2
yardwork Jan 2013 #6
randome Jan 2013 #17
yardwork Jan 2013 #21
madokie Jan 2013 #3
MjolnirTime Jan 2013 #4
Lex Jan 2013 #5
yardwork Jan 2013 #7
Lex Jan 2013 #10
yardwork Jan 2013 #12
Harmony Blue Jan 2013 #8
backtoblue Jan 2013 #9
barbtries Jan 2013 #11
bunnies Jan 2013 #13
Purveyor Jan 2013 #14
bunnies Jan 2013 #15
Purveyor Jan 2013 #16
bunnies Jan 2013 #19
Purveyor Jan 2013 #18
malaise Jan 2013 #20

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:41 AM

1. ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:45 AM

2. There's a guy in the wrong party.

I'm a long way from New Jersey and I know Christie has not been friendly to unions and working folks.

But it also looks from a distance that Christie is a fellow more and more at odds with the extreme elements in the Repuglican Party.

He'd be a conservative Democrat, but it looks like he's be a better fit with the Democrats governing philosophy than he is presently with the Teabag/Repuglicans way of doing politics.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to earthside (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:52 AM

6. Christie is a jerk and in no way a Democrat.

Last edited Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:26 PM - Edit history (1)

He's also the governor of a state that just got kicked in the teeth by his own party. Christie wants to run for president in 2016. His party is wrecking their own brand.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:02 PM

17. Maybe he'll wait until 2016 for that Presidential run.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to randome (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:25 PM

21. lol! Thanks for the correction. I wrote that wrong in two places in this thread.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:48 AM

3. I do think I see a lot of people starting to see the light

I'd like to see some of the republicons change parties and caucus with us

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:48 AM

4. Repuke Civil War

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:49 AM

5. He must be really proud of his party right now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lex (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:53 AM

7. They're messing up the brand for 2016.

Last edited Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:26 PM - Edit history (1)

How's Christie going to win New Jersey in November 2014 if the whole state is mad at his party?

Damage control needed fast.

Correcting with the right year. Doh.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:59 AM

10. The R's seem hell-bent on

self-destruction right now, don't they?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lex (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:22 PM

12. Such a pity!

Happy New Year!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:55 AM

8. Christy is a Republican

it is the crazies on the far right that distort Christy's stances on issues. This should be good though.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:57 AM

9. just watched the House talk over this

Some (R) rep. from, I think South Carolina, used his time to talk debt and make references to 9/11. alot of the right sided reps side-stepped the issue completely.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:21 PM

11. i'd like to watch it too

he's like the only republican i can bear to listen to. he should change parties because he makes too much sense for the republicans. but he has also made some decisions that were very very republican. i dunno.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:17 PM

13. Gov. Christie official livestream ----->

http://www.livestream.com/governorchrischristie

Im guessing theyll cover it here?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bunnies (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:36 PM

14. Thanks for the link. Have CNN streaming and I'll put another hamster on the treadmill and

see if I can monitor 2 livefeeds at once. Damned ole East German technology I'm running here! lol

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:58 PM

15. :)

Looks like MSNBC is covering it too. 3 Hamsters maybe?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bunnies (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:00 PM

16. Streaming now and CNN is covering. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:04 PM

19. yeah. MSNBC late to the game. Christie is not a happy camper. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:04 PM

18. Christie: "Only one group to blame, the House majority and its Speaker". ouch... eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Purveyor (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:08 PM

20. He's pissed

Shame on Congress!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread