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January 16, 2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Statement on Hurricane Sandy Relief Package

The Hurricane Sandy aid package passed by the House of Representatives will do much to help those hit hardest by the storm to recover, rebuild and move on with their lives. New York’s delegation deserves praise and congratulations for shepherding this bill to passage. It is my hope that final Senate action will come quickly.

While the aid is welcome, the delay that preceded it was not. Throughout our history, Americans have come together to help their fellow citizens in times of catastrophe. There should be no time for politics when many Americans have lost their homes, possessions or loved ones.

My office will continue to expedite contracts and payments for essential recovery work, and will do everything we can to ensure that taxpayers’ dollars are used as intended.

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