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Obama Asks For Federal Aid For States Hit By Sandy

Cara Palmer |
December 8, 2012 | 11:26 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage. (Creative Commons)
Hurricane Sandy caused a lot of damage. (Creative Commons)
President Obama will ask Congress for $60.4 billion for disaster relief for states affected badly by Hurricane Sandy, including New York and New Jersey. He has the support of officials in those states, who hope that Congress can act with haste.

A lot of the damage from the hurricane is not covered by insurance, so the administration is asking for the money for "response, recovery and mitigation related to Hurricane Sandy damage in all affected states."

The money would help the states recover from the damage and repari and upgrade their infrastructure.


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