Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved an emergency supplemental package to provide additional aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The Hurricane Sandy Emergency Assistance Supplemental legislation passed on a bipartisan vote of 62 to 32.
“This critical package will help the residents of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. State and federal authorities have worked together effectively to help the victims, but more help is needed for the recovery to continue. This bill provides those additional resources. I thank Senators Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez and Gillibrand for leading this critical effort, and the senators from both sides of the aisle who came together to help those in need.
“There is no time to waste, and the House should act immediately. Congress must continue its long-standing tradition of helping our fellow Americans in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Time is of the essence for the millions of Americans who rely on this aid to rebuild their lives.”