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Cuomo to make $42 billion Sandy aid pitch to Congress

Monday, December 03, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in the nation's capital to meet with members of Congress as he seeks billions of dollars in federal aid to help New York recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Cuomo's schedule Monday afternoon is filled with meetings in Washington with several Senate and House leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The governor will be joined at some of the meetings by New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmen Pete King, Michael Grimm and Bob Turner.

A Cuomo administration official said on Friday that the governor will be asking Congress for $42 billion in aid to help the state recover from the late-October storm.

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