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NJ Shoreline Lawmakers Urge Congress To Pass Sandy Relief Package Today

The debate in the House over the remaining $51 billion in super-storm Sandy Relief aid is expected to be heated and lengthy today.

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Senator Robert Singer
Senator Robert Singer (Tom Mongelli/Townsquare Media NJ)

It’s likely the arguing will go into the evening.

This morning, State Senators Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth), Jennifer Beck (R- Monmouth), Robert Singer (R- Ocean), Jim Holzapfel (R- Ocean), Chris Connors (R- Ocean), and Sam Thompson (R- Ocean) issued a joint statement urging passage of funding package.

The Senators say, “Prior to Sandy, the federal government has never hesitated in stepping up with financial assistance to communities and states devastated by natural disasters. Even in an era of intense partisanship, victims of Hurricane Sandy should be treated no differently. They are Americans like everyone else.”

The Jersey shore legislators are minding members of Congress that the Garden State is a donor state that sends far more to Washington than it receives in return. They insist that there is nothing responsible about denying the 11th most populous state in the union the resources it needs to revive a huge segment of its economy that was destroyed by the storm.

“Without the funding being considered today, there will be severe human consequences for hard working, taxpaying Americans who should be able to count on the government they support in times of crisis,” say the Senators. “We encourage all members of Congress, from all political stripes, to do the fair, moral, and compassionate thing and vote in favor of this aid package.”

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