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Senators Pledge to 'Rebuild' Home States in Wake of Sandy

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‘Before and After’ pictures were common at Thursday’s Senate hearing entitled “Hurricane Sandy and its Effects: A Local Perspective.” The Environment and Public Works Committee met to discuss the storm’s path of destruction – a topic close to home for the senators who call the Northeast their home.

“We have a long road ahead to rebuild lives,” said Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

In her introduction, Boxer detailed the extent of Sandy’s devastation, citing staggering statistics such as 120 deaths, eight million people who lost power and 12,000 flights cancelled,...