Reps. Peter King (R-NY) and Michael Grimm (R-NY) on Wednesday expressed optimism that there is sufficient support in the House of Representatives for the larger $51 million Hurricane Sandy relief package that will be taken up next week.
“I’m very confident we have the votes,” Grimm told the New York Post. “There is no question that failure is not an option.”
King, who laced into his fellow Republicans after the House delayed a vote on the initial Sandy relief bill last week, tempered his expectations but said the feedback he has received from colleagues "has been very positive."
“I don’t want to be overconfident, but I think we’re going to have the votes,” King said. “I’ve been talking to a lot of people and the reaction to last week has been very positive.”