New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, second right, D-Thorofare,N.J., and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver, second left, D-East Orange, N.J., listen as Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.
(AURN) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered his State of the State address which focused primarily on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy which damaged a large portion of the area. He pushed for a speedy response from Capitol Hill as thousands of residents in the state remain displaced. Gov. Christie said, "We look forward to what will be quick Congressional action on a full clean Sandy Aid bill, now...".
He made reference to Hurricane Katrina, which is one of the most devastating storms to hit the United States. He compared the response to New Jersey saying, "We, as a state have waited 72 days, seven times longer than the victims of Hurricane Katrina waited and one thing I hope everyone in America clearly understands is that New Jersey, both Republicans and Democrats will never stand silent when our citizens are being short changed".