January 28, 2013

Whitehouse Statement on Passage of Sandy Relief Bill

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse released the statement below following the Senate’s vote today to authorize emergency funding for states affected by Hurricane Sandy:

“After visiting our communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy, I’ll never forget what I saw: family homes that had stood for generations pulled into the sea, businesses destroyed, and so many memories swept away.  This much-needed federal funding will help Rhode Island communities hurt by Hurricane Sandy to rebuild.  That good news is offset by the shameful decision by House Republicans to strip the disaster funding for our fishermen out of the disaster funding bill, but I will continue working with Senator Reed and my colleagues in Congress to make sure we secure that funding as well.”


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