Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

Floor Speech

By:  Pete King
Date: Jan. 15, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. KING of New York. I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and let me at the outset commend Congressman Frelinghuysen for the outstanding job he has done on this amendment and throughout this entire crisis.

I am proud to stand with Governor Cuomo, Governor Christie, Mayor Bloomberg, all the members of the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut delegations. Madam Chair, there has been no disaster which Governors of the States have documented the need for more than Sandy. Everything is there. Every earmark is out. Every dollar is accounted for. This is a real disaster.

I walk through my neighborhood. I see the people who have lost their homes. I know how tragic it is. All of us know it. This is not make-believe.

I'm proud to stand for this bill. It's absolutely essential that the Frelinghuysen amendment be adopted. I was there for every supplemental appropriation bill. I was proud to do it. I am even prouder to stand with Congressman Frelinghuysen today.

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