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House Republicans Refusing To Approve White House-Requested Sandy Aid
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) ó The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: donít leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.
The House has refused to approve $60 billion in funding to help in recovery efforts, and homeowners have been left to rely on volunteers to rebuild their homes destroyed by the storm.
The Jersey Shore was nearly obliterated and without the money from the government, thereís no telling when rebuilding can begin there.
Several major tourist spots damaged in the storm, like Ellis Island, are also at the mercy of federal funding, CBS 2ís Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
For the hurricane-ravaged residents of Staten Island who have been flooded out, dislocated and disposed it may be the final straw. Word came down Thursday that some house Republicans arenít willing to ante up the storm aid dollars sought by the White House, but something far smaller.
ďThatís disgusting to me. How is that possible? You walk through the streets, people are fending for their lives right now and itís like a third world country. Theyíre going to take money away from that?Ē said Farid Kader of Bay Terrace.