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 »