Kyrillos Urges Congress to Prevent Diversion of Sandy Aid from New Jersey

Kyrillos Urges Congress to Prevent Diversion of Sandy Aid from New Jersey
Reports Say HUD Plans to Divert $1 Billion of NJ’s Sandy Aid Around Country

Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) urges Congress to block reported plans by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to divert more than $1 billion from remaining Superstorm Sandy aid funding to resiliency projects in other parts of the nation.

“Thousands of people and businesses along the Jersey Shore are still waiting for federal Sandy aid to help them rebuild and recover,” said Kyrillos. “It makes no sense for HUD to divert funds that Congress approved for Sandy recovery in New York and New Jersey to other parts of the country when people here are still waiting for federal aid that has yet to arrive.”

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that New Jersey may have to compete in a national resiliency competition, the first of its kind, against other states that suffered recent disasters for more than $1 billion of the remaining $3.6 billion of federal aid allocated for rebuilding following Sandy.

Kyrillos urged the state’s congressional representatives to stand up for New Jersey residents and take action to prevent the HUD diversion of Sandy aid intended for our region.

“Washington is breaking faith with the commitment they made to our people,” added Kyrillos. “Our congressional delegation better huddle with their colleagues in New York and kick it into high gear.”

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