Friday, October 31, 2014

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Cuomo to House on Sandy aid: 'Show me the money'
By Associated Press


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A still angry Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't ready to believe the Republican House leadership will finally vote on Sandy relief aid. Instead, he's telling them: "Show me the money."

The Democratic New York governor isn't taking back his criticism Wednesday of Republican majority leaders who promised several times to vote on aid for Sandy victims, but abruptly postponed any action.

Cuomo says the lack of a vote on the package worth billions of dollars to victims and local governments remains an "outstanding failure."

He says Thursday that, in a way, the Republican leaders violated their oath of office.

The House now plans to approve a $9 billion flood insurance proposal to help pay claims by residents and businesses.

The Senate has already passed a $60.4 billion aid package.

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