On Wednesday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, and 53 other House members sponsored a bipartisan resolution to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
In a statement, Nadler said the resolution would ensure New York residents that Congress supported sending aid to Sandy victims.
“This no-nonsense bipartisan resolution sends an important message to millions of Americans whose lives have been profoundly altered by Hurricane Sandy: Congress is committed to cutting through bureaucracy to provide immediate assistance, to help you rebuild your homes and businesses, to repair the infrastructure that was damaged, and to reemerge in the not-so-distant future a nation that is stronger and better prepared,” said Nadler, in a statement.
Because Sandy was responsible for more than 100 deaths as well as billions in damages and widespread power outages throughout the eastern coast, the resolution serves to promise necessary resources to those affected.
“Every day in my own district in New York, I witness utter devastation throughout the streets and neighborhoods and I pass businesses that are shuttered or destroyed,” Nadler added. “We must now do everything in our power as elected officials to meet the needs of our communities.”