Staten Island Advance Editorial
January 17, 2013
And still, there were 180 niggling holdouts who begrudged overdue aid to suffering victims of this catastrophic storm.
Finally, on Tuesday, as we approached 12 weeks after the monster storm slammed in to the Northeast coastline, the House of Representatives decided to do right by the victims in an alarmingly narrow vote of 241-180. (By contrast, the vote in favor of providing aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina came just 10 days after the storm struck and was overwhelming.)