Jon Bramnick, Dave Rible and Scott Rumana sent a letter to congressional leaders in Washington today.
Wednesday, January 2
After the U.S. House of Representatives did not take action on appropriating aid to states impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday night, including New Jersey, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, Conference Leader Dave Rible and Republican Whip Scott Rumana sent a letter to congressional leaders in Washington D.C. today inviting them to visit New Jersey and the communities that were impacted by the storm. In their letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Bramnick, Rible and Rumana wrote: “We are disappointed that the House of Representatives failed to take action on appropriating funds for recovery efforts last night. It is equally disappointing that some elected officials in Washington have sought to …
Frank Lautenberg, Chris Smith and other New Jersey-area congressman rip Congressional leadership for failing to pass the bill
Officials from states hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy blasted Congressional Republicans on Wednesday for not passing a bill that would fund $60 billion toward recovery efforts. In a release, Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg said the move denies aid to "families, communities and businesses that were devastated by one of the worst storms to ever hit the United States. “Denying emergency aid to Superstorm Sandy victims is a new low for House Republicans,” Lautenberg said. Lautenberg said Congress should put partisan politics aside, as it does for other disaster recovery efforts, and "extend a helping hand to help them get back up." "Helping struggling families recover from disasters has never been a partisan issue in Washington and it never …