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Washington - Obama, Christie Meet At The White House To Discuss Superstorm Aid

Published on: December 6, 2012 02:06 PM
By: AP
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Republican Governor from New Jersey Chris Christi walks through the US Capitol after a meeting with Senate leaders to try to secure more Hurricane Sandy recovery funds in Washington, DC, USA, 06 December 2012.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZORepublican Governor from New Jersey Chris Christi walks through the US Capitol after a meeting with Senate leaders to try to secure more Hurricane Sandy recovery funds in Washington, DC, USA, 06 December 2012.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Washington - President Barack Obama has met with New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie at the White House.

Christie is in Washington Thursday to talk about aid to help his state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency assistance.

The storm struck the East Coast about a week before Election Day. Christie widely praised Obama and the federal government’s response, drawing criticism from fellow Republicans for backing the president so close to the election.

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Christie also met with White House chief of staff Jack Lew, budget director Jeffrey Zients and other senior officials to discuss storm aid funding.

 

 


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 Dec 06, 2012 at 04:54 PM Geulah Says:

My guess is that he'll get a rousing case of rasberries from his party by going hat in hand to the Oval office. On the other hand, he'll come away with more aid money than Cuomo or Schumer, what's that called? In politics it's called returning the favor.

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