Feds Approve Aid for Sandy Victims… Finally
WASHINGTON D.C. — After taking heat for delaying a vote, Congress has finally approved nearly $10 billion in recovery aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
It’s just the first portion of a larger $600 billion relief package that the House, at the direction of Speaker John Boehner, had initially declined to consider.
Congress had been urged to take action quickly, in light of both the extreme need of Sandy’s victims and the fact that money in the national flood insurance program is set to run out in just days.
Lawmakers in Washington are expected to vote on a $51 billion aid bill on January 15.