Officials: Stopgap spending bill is needed to continue Sandy recovery

09/30/2013 | Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.)

Congress needs to pass stopgap spending legislation so that federal agencies can continue recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to several lawmakers and officials. "It's a very grave concern. There are a lot of people involved in the processing of [relief] applications who will not be coming to work," said Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J. "Because of the multitude of federal agencies involved in processing requests and administering various forms of aid, I fear a government shutdown could harm our Sandy recovery efforts," Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., wrote in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.)

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