The debris of a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy is seen one month after the disaster at the zone of Union Beach in New Jersey November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz.
Obama to ask Congress for more than $60 billion for storm repairs
Posted : Friday, 07 December 2012 05:08PM
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration will ask lawmakers to approve more than $60 billion in funding for East Coast states to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, according to a joint statement on Friday from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
"The request is crafted to afford maximum flexibility to state governments and we will continue to work with the administration and Congress as our needs arise," the statement said.
(Reporting By Hilary Russ; editing by Christopher Wilson)
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