Lautenberg says storm victims will need more help from government to recover

On the Senate floor, Lautenberg said the country cannot turn its back on those who lost their homes and belongings to the storm.

“We have a lot of important business to address before this Congress, but our agenda must include rebuilding the communities destroyed by Sandy,” Lautenberg said. “We face serious fiscal challenges in our country, but nothing is more important than keeping our families and communities safe.”

New Jersey and New York were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, which stretched more than 100 miles wide.