Local New York & New Jersey Lawmakers Issue Joint Appeal For Immediate Hurricane Sandy Relief

Ramapo Supervisor & Oceanport Council President Express Outrage

Suffern, N.Y. – Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence (Democrat) and Joseph Irace, Council President – Borough of Oceanport, N.J. (Republican), have issued a joint statement expressing their outrage at the House of Representatives’ failure to pass the $60.4 Billion Aid Package to provide immediate help for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

“While House Speaker Boehner fiddles, thousands of New York and New Jersey residents’ anger burns, and their suffering continues as they feel abandoned by their elected officials said Supervisor St. Lawrence.  The House of Representatives, the so-called people’s house, has turned its back on the American people” he added.

“As a Republican elected official in New Jersey, I cannot fathom the insensitivity of the House of Representatives by not taking action on the Sandy Aid Package.  Disaster relief is not a political issue.  We have residents still displaced from their homes and in need of help and yesterday’s actions by The House of Representatives are inexcusable and unconscionable.  I, along with Ramapo Supervisor St. Lawrence, am asking the House to act on this desperately needed aid package immediately” stated Council President Irace.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Local New York & New Jersey Lawmakers Issue Joint Appeal For Immediate Hurricane Sandy Relief”

  1. Sandy Survivor said at 12:06 pm on January 4th, 2013:

    Act 1 of the three act tragicomedy has concluded. HR41 ($9.7 billion only) has passed. $50.3 billion left to go.

    (Wine & cheese to be served in the concession area during the break.)

  2. Sandy Survivor said at 12:14 pm on January 4th, 2013:

    Don’t forget to join us for the sequel in the Senate before you move on.

  3. brian said at 7:21 pm on January 4th, 2013:

    Get your faces in the trough piggy piggies before you-tube and come-o get all of it.

  4. Bob English said at 10:27 am on January 6th, 2013:

    I was amazed to see a Florida Senator (Marco Rubio) whose state has received hundreds of billions of dollars in disaster relief aid over the years (a portion of it which was funded by the taxpayers of NY, NJ and CT) actually vote against the Hurricane Sandy aid bill….same goes for a number of other Seantors and House members whose states or districts where devestated by natural disasters in the past and who had no problem seeking and taking government aid/relief for their constituents. Now when the people in our states are devastated and in need, the same people who had no problem taking out tax dollars turn their backs on us.

  5. brian said at 10:49 am on January 6th, 2013:

    $16.5 TRILLION–yay, hooray—lets see if we can get to 25 or maybe 30–yay,yay
    The tax rates in 2024–to pay that debt and spending, will be 78%—but our kids and grandkids will work for 20% of their money because we NEED second homes and more stuff and keep paying our unfunded entitlements—“it’s for the children” SMH

  6. brian said at 10:51 am on January 6th, 2013:

    and 24 of 60 BILLION will be BORROWED–hooray get out the party hats

  7. 3.1415926535 said at 11:38 am on January 6th, 2013:

    It’s about the pork. The Senate put pork into a bill that was originally designed to assist people in great need.

  8. MiddletownGuy said at 12:30 pm on January 6th, 2013:

    Some of those municipalities asked for funds to repair homes in town. Aren’t those covered by insurance? And if taxpayers pay for repairing damaged homes, why do we keep home insurance anyway?

  9. We ain't New Orleans.. said at 11:49 am on January 10th, 2013:

    That’s a sad fact. Better figure out how to help ourselves, what a concept, these clowns are clueless and self serving, and in no rush to help an area that looks a lot to be largely in the dreaded and hated “1 per cent”!!!