Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’
What looks like a greatly needed bill by it's title, turns out to be laden with Congressional pet projects and pork. Folks made fun of those who voted against the Clean Water Act for similar reasons... I mean it IS Clean Water... who could possible be against that? Same goes for this bill, the Sandy Relief package has a few items that don't seem to fit. Media Credit: Gannett NJ photo/Bob Bielk Don't ever let a Crisis go to waste. I mean you have a Hurricane and people need relief, whats wrong with adding a few items for the greater good? Here is the list •$2 million to repair damage to the roofs of museums in Washington, D.C., while many in Hurricane Sandy’s path still have no roof over their own heads. •$150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm’s [...]
Volunteer crews who came to help restore power were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a report. Several utility crews from Alabama who arrived in New Jersey to help restore power following Hurricane Sandy were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a Huntsville television station. WAFF.com reports crews from Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity made their way to Seaside Heights, New Jersey this week to help get power back on for thousands of residents left in the dark. But the groups were told by crews in New Jersey that they cannot do any work because they are non-union employees, according to the report. Read more Non-Union Utility Crews from Alabama Turned Away From Helping NJ Sandy Victims | [...]
Media Credit: SHANNON STAPLETON/AFP/Getty Images In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign, and he announced that he was endorsing President Obama. Read More
UPDATE: The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it is “working hard to ensure the timely release” of the October jobs report, saying it intends to released the report on schedule Friday despite Hurricane Sandy. Friday’s employment report will be the final read on the labor market ahead of the November elections. Initial reports that a delay was possible briefly fueled speculation that the jobs data, good or bad, might not be revealed until after the elections. via UPDATE: Labor Department ‘Working Hard’ to Ensure Jobs Report Released on Time - Real Time Economics - WSJ.
Readout of the President’s Briefing on Hurricane Sandy This morning, President Obama convened a call with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan to receive an update on Hurricane Sandy and ongoing federal actions to prepare for the storm as it continues to move toward the United States mainland. The President directed Administrator Fugate to ensure that all available federal resources are being brought to bear to support state and local responders in potentially affected areas along the eastern seaboard as they prepare for the severe weather. Impacts from the storm could be felt as early as this weekend, and FEMA is in close contact with state and local partners as the storm approaches. At the [...]