“he wanted federal officials to work with state and local leaders in New York and New Jersey on ‘a game plan for how we’re going to be able to resource the rebuilding process.”
On the same day, he toured parts of New York that were hardest hit by the storm. Said Mr. Obama,
“We’re going to have to put some of the turf battles aside,” he said. “We’re going to have to make sure everybody’s focused on doing the job, as opposed to worrying about who’s getting the credit or who’s getting the contracts and all that stuff that sometimes goes into the rebuilding process.”
After walking down a block that had been all but demolished in the storm, Mr. Obama said,
“We’re reminded that we are bound together and have to look out for each other.”
Monarch Housing applauds the administration’s commitment to assist those made newly homeless by the storm and hope that the assistance will also be extended to the long-time homeless also affected by the storm.
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