Shortcut Navigation:

AFL-CIO Now

Obama Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy Relief

Photo courtesy of Ennuipoet

President Obama sent a request to Congress asking for $60.4 billion to fund Hurricane Sandy storm recovery efforts. The request is expected to be introduced in legislation next week and will be debated after that. 

Among the highlights of the proposal are $15 million for emergency food assistance, more than $800 million to help small businesses, another $800 million to make sure clean drinking water is available and $88 million to repair damaged Department of Defense facilities. The bill contains no earmarks and has built-in flexibility to ensure the most pressing needs are met quickly and that accountability is a high priority.

Read the full breakdown of the request from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO.

The email address provided does not appear to be valid. Please check the address entered and try again.
>>
Thank you for signing up to receive our blog alerts. You will receive your first email shortly.

Related Stories

Take Action

Protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has done crucial work to safeguard Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders. Tell Congress to protect this important agency.

Sign the petition. »

Connect With Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Flickr

Get Email from AFL-CIO


Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to 235246 to stop receiving messages. Text HELP to 235246 for more information.

Blogs

Join Us Online