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Conn. Officials Angry over Loss of Sandy Aid


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Connecticut are criticizing the GOP leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to take up federal financial help to communities and residents hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement that spending federal money now on public works will help reduce the cost of future storms.

Republican State Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield, which was heavily damaged by the Oct. 29 storm, said she is very disappointed that her constituents must wait for relief.

The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure Friday to help with recovery from the storm that pounded the Northeast. The House Appropriations Committee has drafted a smaller, $27 billion measure and a vote had been expected before Congress’ term ends at noon Thursday.

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  • Tinker_Balls

    Where are these politician’s priorities? These people did not ask for this mess. And many families are homeless and still feeling the effects of this tragedy. I find it appalling that when a tragedy happens overseas, we (USA) are always quick to offer assistance and aid to those countries affected (photo opportunities I presume). Why is it so hard to give our own citizens the aid they need? Put politics aside, and Americans 1st………this is why you were all elected…….to represent the PEOPLE!!!!

  • alpinequeen

    Congress has their own, self serving agenda.