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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:14 PM

Christie, Cuomo Condemn House’s Inaction On Sandy Relief

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TOM KLUDT 11:37 AM EST, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday released a joint statement in which they criticized the House of Representatives for adjourning on Tuesday night without voting on legislation to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The statement:

With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have suffered and endured, this continued inaction and indifference by the House of Representatives is inexcusable. It has now been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy hit and 27 days since President Obama put forth a responsible aid proposal that passed with a bipartisan vote in the Senate while the House has failed to even bring it to the floor. This failure to come to the aid of Americans following a severe and devastating natural disaster is unprecedented. The fact that days continue to go by while people suffer, families are out of their homes, and men and women remain jobless and struggling during these harsh winter months is a dereliction of duty. When American citizens are in need we come to their aid. That tradition was abandoned in the House last night.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:17 PM

1. That's unconscionable -- and par for their dastardly course.

Not to be political, but it needs to be made clear -- absolutely clear -- that the Dems are willing, it was the R's decision.

When "the House" is referred to, it can make it seem as though everyone is in agreement. We care. The Republican's don't.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:18 PM

2. Katrina Blues

Christie, at least Bloomburg got the message early, you lie with dogs you get fleas.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:40 PM

3. this is what you get voting for republicons

a democratic house would not let this happen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:42 PM

4. Good for Christie.

I do have to agree that this wouldn't be going on with a Democratic House and Senate though. I've been disgusted lately.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:12 PM

5. I'd be very willing to bet

That if this were texas, Louisiana and Mississippi instead of New York and New Jersey, this would have been a HUGE priority for the tea baggers.

Blue states? Meh, screw 'em.

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