WASHINGTON D.C. –
As representatives from around the country were making arguments for and against the passing of the Hurricane Sandy aid bill, local politician Frank LoBiondo had some heated words for anyone opposing the bill, especially those from states who received federal disaster aid in the past.
“And yes I’m angry, you’re changing the rules for hundreds of thousands of people in the middle of the game. Florida good luck with no more hurricanes, California, congratulations, did you get rid of the Andreas fault? The Mississippi is in a draught, you think you’re not going to flood again? Who are you going to come to when you have these things? We need this, we need this now. Do the right thing as we have always done for you. Thank you,” said LoBiondo, who was not alone in his frustrations.
The bill, which was approved by Congress Tuesday, is expected to pass the Senate next week.