Storm Relief

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Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced an $8.6 million federal grant to help communities in the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.

The Maryland Democrats said the money would come from the community Development Block Grant program.

The funds were included in the Super-Storm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill passed last month in the Senate to help restore infrastructure and housing in communities hardest hit by the storm.


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Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris joined fellow House Republicans in casting a vote against the House’s $9.7 billion storm relief aid package.

The bill will help the mid-Atlantic region recover from Hurricane Sandy and was approved in the House by a vote of 354-67.

Harris, whose district represents hard-hit areas such as Crisfield and Ocean City, said he wanted the bill to include reforms for the flood insurance program and believed it did not have sufficient financial support.

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Storm Assistance Request

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states.

Senators from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland asked Obama in a letter Tuesday to add more emergency aid for federal disaster assistance programs in his 2013 budget request. They want quick action by Obama to help speed recovery efforts from the massive storm that pounded the East Coast.