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And President Obama is heading to New York City today to tour the most sandy ravaged areas.
The president expected to meet with affected families and first responders.
Molly Henneberg live the White House is more on that Molly what's the message.
Behind the president's visit.
Hi Greg the President Obama has been saying that the federal government is making a difference in the storm response in -- new York and New Jersey.
This is his second visit to see sandy ravaged areas you may remember on October 31 he went to see New Jersey today he's going to parts of New York City still talk to people there talk to first responders.
Here's what the president said yesterday about his administration's response to -- -- -- storm sandy.
People are still going through a really tough time the response hasn't been perfect but.
Aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it.
Has been a busy week for the president he's had meetings here at the white house with business leaders -- labor leaders talking about fiscal cliff -- press conference yesterday he's doing a storm recovery trip today and as you've been talking about -- -- show Greg this is all in the shadow of that Benghazi Libya hearings and the General Petraeus likely testimony on Capitol Hill.
Well of course the president said strong robust and fast is the response.
I'm not sure that a lot of New Yorkers and folks who live in new -- -- New Jersey feel that way what about though local lawmakers.
Right for many people in new York New Jersey -- lights -- on back on yet the power is not on yet and Republican congressman Peter King says as a quote.
Disgrace he blames the Long Island power authority and he wants President Obama to use the bully pulpit to quote knock them into -- talking about the Long Island power authority there -- said earlier this week quote.
There will be tens of thousands of people homeless they're still I think 60000 to 70000 people without power homes have been wrecked.
Congressman king goes on to say I'm asking the president to send in more people from the army court engineer.
To not only do work but -- also set -- protocols and the planned which the Long Island power authority -- have to comply with because they've just been totally inadequate.
King is also asking the president to send in more people from -- and more people from the Energy Department Greg Molly Henneberg live in the White House Molly thanks.
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