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Mr. Cuomo Goes to Washington (To Beg for Cash)

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s got a busy day ahead of him in Washington D.C. — which includes meetings with White House officials, the House speaker, and the Senate majority leader — where he’ll make the case for New York’s need for a $42 billion appropriation to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Initially, the governor thought $30 billion in federal coin would do the trick. Last week, however, Cuomo said the state needed $32.8 billion in reimbursements and an additional $9.1 billion to help rebuild — and modernize — New York’s infrastructure.

This, of course, is happening as federal lawmakers duke it out over how to keep the country from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” So $42 billion for the Empire State might be a tough figure for the governor to achieve from the cash-strapped federal government.

Cuomo’s tentative schedule is as follows:

Cuomo’s tentative schedule is as follows:

12:30 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With White House Officials

The White House

CLOSED PRESS

1:45 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With Appropriations Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman Senator Daniel Inouye and Senator Thad Cochran

Hart Senate Office Building (Room SH-722)

CLOSED PRESS

Note: Meeting will also be attended by Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

3:00 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

U.S. Capitol Building (Room S-221)

CLOSED PRESS

Note: Meeting will also be attended by Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

4:00 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With House Speaker John Boehner

U.S. Capitol Building (Room H-232)

CLOSED PRESS

Note: Meeting will also be attended by U.S. Rep. Pete King, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, and U.S. Rep. Bob Turner.

4:30 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Capitol Building (Room H-204)

CLOSED PRESS

5:00 PM Governor Cuomo and Members of New York State’s Congressional Delegation Hold Media Availability

Capital Visitor’s Center (Room 202)

OPEN PRESS

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 3, 2012

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