Congressman Chris Smith calls on his colleagues to pass Sandy Relief Bill

Congressman Chris Smith and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden prior to surveying Hurricane Sandy damage

The $60.4 billion dollar appropriation to fund the rebuilding of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut passed in the U.S. Senate last night by a vote of 62-32.

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ 4), representing parts of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is calling on his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass the aid package without delay before the 112th Congress adjourns on Monday.

“The House now has before it legislation that will provide critical federal support to help ease and mitigate the severe hardship on people, communities and businesses decimated by Superstorm Sandy,” said Smith, “There is no doubt that this storm created unprecedented emergencies and devastation and should be treated as such— with no delays, no budget offsets. Immediate federal assistance, resources, and mitigation planning is needed to help restore some normalcy and hope into the lives of the victims of Superstorm Sandy and start the rebuilding process.”

Posted: December 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Congressman Chris Smith calls on his colleagues to pass Sandy Relief Bill”

  1. MiddletownMan said at 6:17 pm on December 29th, 2012:

    There’s no stimulus, porkulus or any other spending bill that Chris Smith won’t support

  2. observer said at 7:41 pm on December 29th, 2012:

    The 112th Congress can adjourn as late as the morning of 1/3. The 113 Congress convenes at 12 noon. They can meet recess and start ovetr. In 1997 the 104th met on the morning of 1/3 and then at noon convened a new session.

  3. brian said at 9:51 am on December 31st, 2012:

    Another feckless, big-Gubmint liberal.

  4. Bob English said at 3:16 pm on December 31st, 2012:

    Rep. Smith is doing exactly what he should be doing. In the past, disaster aid was quickly passed and approved by both houses of Congress. The members of the House who are holding this up should take a tour of the NJ shore.