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Julio Cortez, Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, center, talks during a news conference as Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Rep. Bill Pascrell stand behind him at the Secaucus Public Safety Marina, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Secaucus, N.J. The Federal Emergency Management Administration has approved $440,000 in funding to repair the marina, which serves both the Secaucus Fire Department Marine Unit and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 and was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

SECAUCUS, N.J. — More help is on the way for homeowners who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy more than two years ago.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and other lawmakers Friday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency will take new steps to help property owners still struggling to rebuild.

Menendez and others have demanded FEMA investigate allegations that insurance companies handling Sandy flood damage claims are manipulating them to shortchange homeowners.

The New Jersey Democrat says FEMA has committed to take administrative action to penalize insurance companies that both overpay and underpay policyholders. Menendez will convene a task force on the concerns.

FEMA has also committed to reopen and consider appeals from 270 policyholders who suffered damage from Sandy but had their appeals dismissed because they missed a deadline.