Christie: Proposed Sandy aid would cover NJ costs

President Barack Obama has asked congress for $60.4 billion in federal aid.

President Barack Obama has asked congress for $60.4 billion in federal aid. (12/11/12)

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey's share of $60.4 billion in proposed federal aid would be enough to cover the state's rebuilding costs after Hurricane Sandy.

Christie says he's satisfied with the amount of Sandy aid President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve. He also says he's grateful the president's proposal gives both New Jersey and New York flexibility in how they use the money.

If approved by Congress, much of the funding would come as community block grants to be allocated by the two administrations.

Christie says he hopes the bill will get through Congress by Dec. 21.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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