Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:01 PM
Purveyor (19,480 posts)
Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Not On House Schedule
Source: USA TODAY
WASHINGTON -- The House returned to work Sunday afternoon but had no plans to vote on a Senate-passed disaster relief bill for Superstorm Sandy victims.
The Senate voted 62-32 on Friday to pass a $60.4 billion aid bill after two days of debate. Twelve Republicans voted for the measure.
The House has until Jan. 3, when the 113th Congress is sworn in, to act on the measure. Otherwise, work on it must begin anew.
"The best way to handle it is to just pass the Senate bill," said Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, whose oceanfront district sustained major damage during the Oct. 29 storm.
Pallone and other New Jersey lawmakers returned to Washington on Sunday intent on pressing Republican leadership and other lawmakers to back the Sandy relief bill.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/sandy-aid-bill/1799603/
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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:21 AM
Left Coast2020 (2,091 posts)
3. Precisely the train of thought of these scumbags.
It is so evident since they lost the election, they are doubling down on their temper tantrum. Please god, let 2014 be a year that ends "scumbagism" disease.