U.S SENATE BILL HELD UP TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEMA FUNDING

A bill to provide disaster relief to New Jerseyans who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene failed in the U.S. Senate. The vote took place Monday that would have brought $7 billion into the coffers of FEMA. The legislation only got 53 votes, it needed 60 to pass. Republicans were the ones mostly holding the measure up. Gov. Chris Christie said last week that the funding was not a Republican or Democrat issue and the money needs to come to New Jersey. FEMA is running low on money to natural disaster victims. It is estimated that the agency is down to $300 million.

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