Jan 6, 2013 3:49 PM
Speaking to fellow lawmakers on Friday before a vote on Superstorm Sandy aid, Senator Harry Reid said Hurricane Katrina was "nothing in comparison" to Sandy.
"The people of New Orleans in that area, they were hurt," said Reid. "But nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New England."
Reid went on to say New Orleans received help within days of the storm, but it has been two months since Superstorm Sandy. Today, President Obama signed the $9.7 billion bill to pay for flood insurance claims following Sandy. The law increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA had warned that it was set to run out of money without additional dollars from Congress. The House has yet to act on a larger, more comprehensive Sandy aid package.
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