San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Senate passed a package of aid and relief to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law:
“Tonight, the Senate passed a package of relief for the families, business owners, and communities still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. Now, this vital legislation heads to the President’s desk – and soon, critical assistance will head to the victims of this storm.
“Though it took far too long for this bill to become law, Congress has finally acted to support the effort to rebuild the neighborhoods of the northeast and strengthen the work of recovery.
“Moving forward, let us never again allow politics or partisanship to block the delivery of aid to Americans in need. Let us always uphold our obligation, without holdup or delay, to offer a helping hand to our fellow citizens in the aftermath of disaster.”