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House scraps vote on Hurricane
Sandy aid before wrapping session

CNN, by Deirdre Walsh and Dan Merica,

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Posted By:Drive, 1/2/2013 7:36:44 AM

Washington -- In a move that surprised many lawmakers and angered others, House Republican leaders wrapped up this session of Congress Tuesday night without voting on a package that would have provided billions of dollars in aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Senate passed the $60.4 billion measure last week, and senators from New York had called on the House to take it up promptly. But because the House failed to act and a new Congress will be sworn in Thursday, the entire legislative process will have to start over -- delaying the package from disbursing money to affected states.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Now or Never, 1/2/2013 7:47:22 AM     (No. 9094265)

Good, elections have consequences.

$60 billion borrowed from China to give to Obama voters?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 1/2/2013 7:57:48 AM     (No. 9094277)

$9 billion for Sandy aid and $51 billion for the friends of democrats.

That is about normal for the liberal anti-Americans infesting our US Congress.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/2/2013 8:26:50 AM     (No. 9094323)

The demonization of the GOP continues unabated.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 1/2/2013 9:18:36 AM     (No. 9094437)

Golly this might cost the GOP some votes in NY and NJ next election. Oh wait...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/2/2013 9:38:22 AM     (No. 9094491)

I agree with #1

Christmas is over. No more presents paid for by us, U.S.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/2/2013 9:39:45 AM     (No. 9094493)

Please note: Getting aid to the Sandy victims was one of Cantor´s top priorities - so of course, now that they are at loggerheads, Boehner must show his Demo origins by putting politics ahead of fellow Americans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/2/2013 9:50:33 AM     (No. 9094512)

#2 nailed it, that is egggggzackly what was happening!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/2/2013 10:13:14 AM     (No. 9094549)

Wait, you mean the MSM is blaming the GOP?? Nooooo, say it ain´t so.

Maybe we should send the GOP leadership the link to this site. Seems we here know a heckuva lot more than they do.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/2/2013 10:36:44 AM     (No. 9094591)

Make it a stand alone bill.
NO pork for all those pigs in the Capitol to buy more votes.
Sure, help the victims of Sandy, and nothing else.

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