Wednesday, January 2, 2013

House vote set for Sandy relief after all

A message for Congress
House Speaker John Boehner scheduled a Friday vote on Superstorm Sandy relief after fellow Republicans lambasted him for calling off a vote yesterday. The Senate already passed a bill to aid victims of the superstorm and pay for cleanup costs.

Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, was one of the Republicans who launched a blistering attack against Boehner. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was another. 

King told Reuters,
...Boehner has promised a vote on Friday on $9 billion in money for the federal flood insurance program to help victims. 
Another vote - on the remaining $51 billion in aid - would come on Jan. 15...
Stay tuned.