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Governors Christie, Cuomo, Malloy Respond To Senate Passing Of Sandy Bill

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TRENTON, N.J. -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued a joint statement following the Senate's passing of the Sandy disaster relief package.

The bill cleared the Senate Monday evening after it was passed earlier this month by the House.

"Despite the difficult path in getting to this moment, the Senate membership clearly recognized early on the urgency and necessity of approving the full aid package and its importance in rebuilding our battered infrastructure and getting our millions of affected residents back on their feet as quickly as possible," the statement read.

"To all Americans, we are grateful for their willingness to come to our aid as we take on the monumental task of rebuilding and we pledge to do the same should our fellow citizens find themselves facing unexpected and harsh devastation."

The bill is now on its way to President Obama for his signature.

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