The following statement was issued by Sen. Jack Martins following the adjournment of the U.S. House of Representatives without voting on a $60 billion aid package to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
There are people living without heat, running water and electricity during the coldest days of the winter and the House of Representatives adjourns without approving the aid. Shame on them.
It’s an embarrassment and a disgrace. There are people struggling from the effects of a devastating storm. To just go home without even a vote is inexcusable.
Sen. Jack Martins is the representative of New York's Seventh Senatorial District. He was elected to the State Senate in 2010 as a Republican from Mineola.