‘Inaction on Sandy disaster relief perfect ending for a perfectly disastrous Congress,’ says political science professor

mcleanScott McLean, a professor of political science at Quinnipiac University, is available to comment on the U.S. House of Representatives failing to take up a federal aid package for states that suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy.

“The House’s inaction on Sandy disaster relief is the perfect ending for a perfectly disastrous Congress,” McLean said. “Not only has this Congress been perhaps the most partisan and least productive in history, but this year public faith in the Congress has reached its lowest ebb ever. Public disapproval of Congress stood at 76 percent (Gallup/USA Today, Dec. 17), before the fiscal cliff fiasco of the past few days. Ordinarily we might look forward to the new Congress to be sworn in next week, but it is hard to see how the resolution of the debt ceiling limit will be handled any more responsibly than the fiscal cliff was.”

To speak to McLean, please call his John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).



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