Jan 2 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on
Wednesday blamed U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a fellow
Republican, for delaying a vote on federal disaster aid for
Superstorm Sandy, calling the inaction "disappointing and
"There is only one group to blame for the continued
suffering of these innocent (storm) victims - the House
majority, and their speaker, John Boehner," he told a news
conference in Trenton, New Jersey.
Christie said that he was doubtful lawmakers would vote on
the $60.4 billion relief package before the new session begins
Boehner has told the lawmakers he will make a Sandy relief
bill his first priority in the new Congress, which will be sworn
in on Thursday, an aide to Boehner said.