NEW YORK — Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet Tuesday in New York City to discuss a new round of state aid for New York as Hurricane Sandy continues to impact the state.
The state’s top Democratic leader says Cuomo and the president have “agreed to look at ways to help,” and that a joint White House-state Department of Financial Services (DFS) initiative would be a key priority.
McConnell’s office said the president will make a visit later Tuesday to the governor’s offices to discuss the state’s aid package.
A bipartisan group of governors, including Cuomo, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, announced on Tuesday they will call a special session of the state legislature to address Hurricane Sandy.
They also announced a new program for the state to help rebuild damaged homes and businesses.
The governors have said the package is crucial for the safety and well-being of New York residents.
Schumer said Tuesday that Cuomo and Trump “will work together to make New York’s recovery more resilient.”
The governors’ meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. EST.