Cuomo blasts Congress over failure to send Sandy relief
At a cabinet meeting in Albany today, Governor Cuomo expressed outrage that Congress didn't pass a $60.4 billion federal relief package for Sandy victims.
The bill has already passed the Senate and Cuomo said he was repeatedly assured by Republican leaders in the House that they would vote on it on New Year’s Day.
He said the slow response from the federal government is causing people in the region to suffer, and said the delay was "unprecedented."
NPR reports that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has now said votes on the relief package would take place by January 15th.
See some of Governor Cuomo's comments to reporters below: