No one likes to talk politics amid natural disasters.
Yet Congress struggled to approve a supplemental spending bill to boost relief efforts.
The House finally approved the Sandy supplemental spending package on Jan. 15, 2013, by a vote of 241-180.
All money Congress plows onto an emergency supplemental package adds to the deficit – unless offsets are developed elsewhere.
Democrats have heaped criticism on the Trump administration for how it addressed storm recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.