Natural Disasters

Cuomo to Head to DC to Beg for Sandy Money

$41 billion in aid requested


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington D.C. Monday to lobby Congressional leaders for a $41.9 billion aid package to help the state in its recovery from superstorm Sandy, a Cuomo spokesman confirmed Friday. 

Cuomo has not visited Washington since his inauguration as governor in 2011, and he was equivocal in recent weeks about whether he would personally make the trip. Asked Nov. 12 if he would travel to the capitol to ask for the aid package, he said to a reporter, "If I went to Washington now, what story would you write?"

Further details on whom Cuomo would meet with on Monday were not immediately available.