|By Ken Serrano, Asbury Park Press, N.J.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"I feel really good now that we'll be able to rebuild by summer," Mancini, the mayor of
But Stephen Acropolis, the mayor of
The flood insurance money was separated from a larger bill for Sandy relief, and that
"My biggest concern is the emotional or psychological part of the delay," Acropolis said. "We didn't need that. To do what they did the way they did it was a slap in the face."
But he highlighted a more concrete result of the impact of
"This is a three-week delay on top of a seven-week delay," Holt said.
"Rebuilding is delayed and it's already been delayed," Pallone said. "That's not going to help homeowners, businesses and the tourism industry."
Pallone called Friday's House action "too little and too late."
The House vote was 354-67, with all the "no" votes coming from Republicans. Most are from Midwestern and Southern states. The
The flood insurance money was urgently needed because the National Flood Insurance Program was set to run out of money by Monday unless
Northeast lawmakers were incensed when House Speaker
Democrats again decried the delay on Friday.
Senate Majority Leader
"We are now past two months," he said of the congressional response to Sandy.
"The House taking up the bill on