Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement today urging his colleagues to take up a $60.4 billion aid package to help Connecticut and other states recovery from Superstorm Sandy:
"As Connecticut continues to recover from the worst storm in its history, I am greatly disappointed in Congress' inability to pass an aid package for the millions of victims in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. In years past, when Hurricane Katrina flooded the Gulf States or earthquakes shattered the west coast, this body acted swiftly and without hesitation to provide victims with assistance. Now we need help, but extremists in Congress apparently think disaster aid is only warranted when it's their constituents who need help. Enough with the bickering. It is well past time for both parties to come to the table and provide our constituents with the relief they so desperately need."