House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed legislation providing aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy:
"Today, with a strong, bipartisan vote of 62-36, the Senate joined the House in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Though I hoped Congress would have acted earlier, the passage of this legislation, now headed to the President for his signature, will provide much-needed assistance to the communities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other states hit hard by the storm. Residents of these areas face significant ongoing challenges and are struggling to rebuild. I look forward to seeing this bill signed swiftly into law."