Menendez: House Passage of $9.7 Billion for National Flood Insurance is Step Forward, More Sandy Relief Needed

Menendez: House Passage of $9.7 Billion for National Flood Insurance is Step Forward, More Sandy Relief Needed

Calls upon Republicans for swift passage of remaining $51 billion in aid

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez released the following statement today following the House passage of legislation authorizing the National Flood Insurance Program to borrow $9.7 billion as part of Superstorm Sandy Relief.

"For the people who continue to brave the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, today's House's action provides some welcome - albeit needlessly delayed - news. Eligible property owners who sustained Sandy's flooding damage can now be assured their claims will be paid backed by the federal government," said Senator Menendez.

"This is a step forward. However, real relief comes with the passage of the rest of the $51 billion that will provide the type of resources that many communities, small businesses and families need to fully recover from the storm. I call upon Republicans to pass this recovery aid, which is already delayed, and do whatever it takes to pass it as swiftly as possible."

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