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Washington's right middle of this tumultuous fiscal -- negotiation.
And emergency aid request for rebuilding efforts were still reeling from superstore -- -- in the northeast Peter -- is in Washington with the latest on that effort Peter.
When -- according to the New York Times and the White House is going to be looking for about fifty billion dollars to help our rebuild from hurricane sandy.
But administration officials this morning testifying on sandy declined to confirm that number but they did say that the White House will be sending a disaster relief bill up to congress by the end of the week now the three hardest hit states new York New Jersey.
And Connecticut alone are seeking eighty billion dollars in federal help the administration is teeing up a big -- Quest.
Much of the impacts of sandy go far beyond FEMA programs.
We have major transit issues there are going to be significant challenges with housing.
As was pointed out -- is assistance and housing is limited.
While the maximum benefits and individual family could receive is about 31000 dollars -- they have no insurance obviously.
That's not gonna rebuild destroyed or damaged halted have insurance.
Maryland woke up in the lower sure -- this headline.
US denies aid to Maryland storm victims this is the picture.
On the face of Maryland during the store I won't show you the picture the face of the lower shore this morning.
And a supplemental disaster bill coming up in the middle of this battle over the fiscal cliff could make this really complicated.
Some Republicans are discussing offsets spending cuts elsewhere in the budget now to help fund this this legislation -- And good luck with that thanks Peter him.
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