NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Following a barrage of attacks from both sides of the aisle, Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) assured Tri-State lawmakers that a vote on the full $60.4 billion superstorm Sandy aid bill will come in less than two weeks.
Earlier, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn’t hold back when calling out fellow Republicans in the continued fight to secure more federal aid for the victims of Sandy.
“There’s only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims — the House majority and their speaker John Boehner,” Christie said.
Christie, upset by how many days it has taken for lawmakers in Washington to act, called the decision by GOP leadership to end its term without approving the $60.4 billion bill “disappointing and disgusting to watch.”
Governor Christie, I have two quotes for you.
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents."
-- James Madison
"[It is not the purpose nor right of Congress]
to attend to what generosity and humanity require,
but to what the Constitution and their duty require."
- William Branch Giles