Connecticut suffered $3.2 billion in damage from Superstorm Sandy, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said at a Senate hearing this morning.
Lieberman spoke prior to New York Sen. Chuck Schumer because he has more seniority.
The committee chairwoman, Sen. Mary Landrieu initially introduced Schumer as the first speaker because she assumed he had the most seniority.
“I don’t know why I thought you have been around the longest,” she said. “Maybe it’s because you’re the loudest.”
Schumer opened his presentation on a serious note, talking about the need for mitigation work to prevent a recurrence of the damage when another disaster strikes.
Schumer also suggested that the $800 million being requested for the Long Island Power Authority be held in trust because “we don’t trust them.”