Representatives Gregory W. Meeks and Michael G. Grimm Joint Statement on President Barack Obama’s Visit to New York to Review Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Recovery Efforts

Nov 14, 2012

Representatives Gregory W. Meeks and Michael G. Grimm Joint Statement on President Barack Obama’s Visit to New York to Review Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Recovery Efforts

Excerpt:  On behalf of our resilient constituencies, we would welcome a visit from the President to our communities as he assesses the damage from the storm.

WASHINGTON. D.C. – U.S. Reps Gregory W. Meeks (NY-06), and Michael G. Grimm (NY-13) released the following joint statement:

“We are heartened by the White House announcement today that President Obama will travel to New York next week to witness the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  In our letter to the President two days ago we asked the President to visit our districts so that he could see first-hand the devastation that the storm left behind.  We hope that the President’s trip to New York will include a trip to the Staten Island, and the Rockaway Peninsula and surrounding areas.
“Our state faces an estimated $33 billion in damages from Sandy, but the decimation of lives and livelihoods is arguably beyond measure.  Our constituents have seen not only substantial and costly damage to their property, but they continue to endure incalculable disruption to their lives.  Many have in fact lost their lives.   On behalf of our resilient constituencies, we would welcome a visit from the President to our communities as he assesses the damage from the storm.” [End]