Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House Republican leadership announced they will reverse course and allow votes on Hurricane Sandy relief:
“Though it is good news that Republicans have announced their intention to bring up partial legislation covering $9 billion in Hurricane Sandy relief this Friday, it still leaves more than 80 percent of the region’s emergency needs unmet.
“Once again, the Republican leadership of the House has committed to putting forward another Sandy relief aid package in mid-January. We only hope that a large number of House Republicans join the large majority of Democrats in passing this critical legislation.
“Already, this marks one of the longest delays in congressional action in response to a major natural disaster in recent memory. The families, businesses, and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy deserve better.”