Mr. Cuomo Goes to Washington (To Beg for Cash)

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo's got a busy day ahead of him in Washington D.C. -- which includes meetings with White House officials, the House speaker, and the Senate majority leader -- where he'll make the case for New York's need for a $42 billion appropriation to help the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Initially, the governor thought $30 billion in federal coin would do the trick. Last week, however, Cuomo said the state needed $32.8 billion in reimbursements and an additional $9.1 billion to help rebuild -- and modernize -- New York's infrastructure.

This, of course, is happening as federal lawmakers duke it out over how to keep the country from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff." So $42 billion for the Empire State might be a tough figure for the governor to achieve from the cash-strapped federal government.

Cuomo's tentative schedule is as follows:

Cuomo's tentative schedule is as follows:

12:30 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With White House Officials
The White House
CLOSED PRESS

1:45 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With Appropriations Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman Senator Daniel Inouye and Senator Thad Cochran
Hart Senate Office Building (Room SH-722)
CLOSED PRESS
Note: Meeting will also be attended by Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

3:00 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
U.S. Capitol Building (Room S-221)
CLOSED PRESS
Note: Meeting will also be attended by Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

4:00 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With House Speaker John Boehner
U.S. Capitol Building (Room H-232)
CLOSED PRESS
Note: Meeting will also be attended by U.S. Rep. Pete King, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, and U.S. Rep. Bob Turner.

4:30 PM Governor Cuomo Meets With Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Capitol Building (Room H-204)
CLOSED PRESS

5:00 PM Governor Cuomo and Members of New York State's Congressional Delegation Hold Media Availability
Capital Visitor's Center (Room 202)
OPEN PRESS

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