John Stone, a resident of New York's Staten Island, owned two homes before the storm. One was destroyed; the other was so severely flooded that it remains unlivable.
But he expressed no anger over the House's decision.
"They'll just have to do it all over again, I suppose. What can you say?" he said.
"It's a lot of money," he added and noted that "there's a lot of other things they've got to do."
Stone tends to vote Republican and doesn't plan to turn away from the party, he said
"I don't give them much money anyway," he added.
Stone has been living with relatives in New Jersey.