Boehner To Prioritize Sandy Aid In New Congress
After shelving the legislation Wednesday night, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) intends to prioritize relief for victims of superstorm Sandy in the new Congress, his office said.
"The Speaker will make the supplemental his first priority in the new Congress," a Boehner aide told TPM.
The aide said Boehner has shared his intentions with members of the New York and New Jersey delegations.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will be holding a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey on Wednesday at 2PM ET, where is he is expected to address the fact that the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Tuesday night without taking up Hurricane Sandy legislation — funds badly needed by residents of New Jersey for recovery efforts.