New Jersey governor on Sandy relief bill: ‘Shame on Congress’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blaming House Republicans for delaying a vote on federal funding for states affected by Superstorm Sandy.
“There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner,” Christie said.
Christie said leaders in Washington had assured him and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the funding votes would happen on Tuesday or Wednesday. The decision not to hold the vote was Boehner’s, he said. Read more from CNN.
JUST IN: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in income in 2011 for an effective tax rate of 14.1%, according to a return that will be released Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate.
Sourced reports of the news emerged late last night, and Romney’s “Mitt’s VP” mobile app confirmed the choice this morning. Romney is holding an event in Norfolk, Virginia, at 9 a.m. EDT today to make the formal announcement. More updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)