News Closeup preview: Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks on battle for Sandy recovery aid

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Many parts of our area are still ravaged by the afteraffects of Superstorm Sandy. Large sections of the Rockaways and Nassau County are among the areas hardest hit.

Those communities are now part of the fifth Congressional district that is represented by Congressman Gregory Meeks, who is now into his eighth term in the house where he serves on the financial services committee and is a ranking member of the foreign affairs committee.

He is fearful that because of current financial crisis in Washington, his constituents will lose much of their Sandy aid.

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