President Barack Obama, center, along with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and other officials, makes a statement after touring Hurricane Sandy storm damage in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama, center, along with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and other officials, makes a statement after touring Hurricane Sandy storm damage in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012.