January 2, 2013

Setting Up the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

For some of us, the holiday season is when we join together and celebrate our blessings. But for the families whose homes or small businesses were damaged or those who lost loved ones during Hurricane Sandy, this season is a time of grief, confusion and uncertainty, as they work to rebuild their homes and their […]

December 20, 2012

Seeing Long Island’s Sandy Recovery Efforts Firsthand

Earlier this week, I traveled to Long Island to see the damage from Hurricane Sandy and hear directly from local officials about the need for federal support of ongoing recovery and redevelopment efforts. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone graciously welcomed me to Long Island for the day, which […]

December 19, 2012

Leading the Sandy Recovery Efforts

As a native of New York, I am honored that President Obama has chosen me to lead the Federal government’s rebuilding effort in response to the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Like so many residents and former residents of the region, this disaster has had a personal impact on me, as friends and […]