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December 06, 2012

Christie meets with Obama on Superstorm Sandy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R, met with President Obama Thursday as they work to help the northeast recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Christie, who won praise for his response, later met with Chief of Staff Jack Lew, Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco and other senior members.   

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to release details of the meeting or any additional money the administration is seeking to spend on recovery.

"The president is very focused, as you know, and has directed his administration to be very focused on assisting New Jersey, New York, other affected states in their recovery efforts," he told reporters.  "And we have obligated more than $2.3 billion to support response and recovery efforts, and that includes $1 billion already approved in direct assistance to thousands of individuals affected by the storm."

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Donna

It is a good step forward with $1 billion already approved in direct assistance to thousands of individuals affected by the storm, since in today's world its all mechanical and one should be simplified soon when going through hard times like this one!

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