Conn. Officials Angry Over Loss Of Sandy Aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Connecticut are criticizing the GOP leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to take up federal financial help to communities and residents hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement that spending federal money now on public works will help reduce the cost of future storms.

Republican State Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield, which was heavily damaged by the Oct. 29 storm, said she is very disappointed that her constituents must wait for relief.

The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure Friday to help with recovery from the storm that pounded the Northeast. The House Appropriations Committee has drafted a smaller, $27 billion measure and a vote had been expected before Congress’ term ends at noon Thursday.

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