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Cuomo Takes Request for Federal Aid to White House, Capitol Hill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pressed White House officials and congressional leaders to move quickly to provide billions of dollars in federal aid to pay for damage from superstorm Sandy.

Cuomo said at a Washington news briefing that he expects President Barack Obama to submit an aid request to Congress by the end of the week. The governor said Republican House Speaker John Boehner assured him that legislators would act on it. Cuomo said he didn’t discuss specific details with the speaker, including whether aid would have to be offset by budget cuts.