Today's vote in the Senate approving the full Sandy aid package is welcome news. Although those impacted by this disaster waited far too long, this is crucial assistance that will greatly impact rebuilding efforts. It is my hope that this funding can also help in large-scale projects that reduce the likelihood of future disaster. I commend New York's congressional delegation for fighting diligently on behalf of all New Yorkers. This funding represents an important step towards healing and restoration for those who lost so much.