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Schumer: Feds looking to send Superstorm Sandy aid elsewhere

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Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday that he will fight any efforts to divert the remaining funds from Superstorm Sandy aid until the area has enough money to fully rebuild.

Schumer, D-N.Y., said he learned Monday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is considering spending another $1 to $2 billion dollars on disasters other than Sandy.

Congress passed the Sandy legislation in 2013, giving HUD $16 billion to spend on disaster relief and recovery efforts.

Schumer said the purpose of the legislation was to help New York and New Jersey first and foremost.

"We will fight to ensure that every one of New York’s needs are met before a national competition sends a single Sandy relief dollar elsewhere. HUD has the power, right now, to continue to send the Sandy dollars to New York and not divert them to other places," Schumer said.

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