Christie Visits Washington To Seek Sandy Cleanup Funds - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Christie Visits Washington To Seek Sandy Cleanup Funds

Posted: Updated:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a trip to Washington on Thursday to discuss federal aid for the recovery after Superstorm Sandy.

Christie was meeting with the president and other administration officials.

The governor declined to discuss the meeting, and White House spokesman Jay Carney also said he couldn't provide details.

Residents on the East Coast are still in recovery mode more than a month after the storm.

Christie is pressing the White House for federal assistance to speed up the recovery process.

The White House has confirmed that a federal aid package is in the works. Obama is expecting to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency funds for the states heavily affected by the superstorm.

Christie was criticized widely by fellow Republicans for praising the president and the federal government's response to Sandy one week before Election Day.

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:13:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.
    President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.
  • DNC raises almost $9M in July, RNC to report soon

    DNC raises almost $9M in July, RNC to report soon

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:03:41 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee says it raised almost $9 million in July and has more than $9.5 million ready for the final push toward November's elections.
    The Democratic National Committee says it raised almost $9 million in July and has more than $9.5 million ready for the final push toward November's elections.
  • Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:56:35 GMT
    Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.
    The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices