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Christie, Cuomo, Malloy Respond To Passing Of Disaster Relief Package

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TRENTON, N.J. -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday issued a joint statement after the House passed the $50.7 billion bill for states affected by Superstorm Sandy.

"We are grateful to those members of Congress who today pulled together in a unified, bipartisan coalition to assist millions of their fellow Americans in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut at their greatest time of need," the statement read.

"The tradition of Congress being there and providing support for Americans during times of crisis, no matter where they live across this great country, lives on in today's vote in the House of Representatives. We anticipate smooth passage when this package moves back to the Senate for final approval and for this long-awaited relief to finally make its way to our residents."

The bill was passed Tuesday night by a vote of 240-180.

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