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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:01 PM

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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uppityperson Dec 2012 #2
Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 #3
bunnies Dec 2012 #4
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:04 PM

1. If its good for anyone at all the Tea Party will not pass it.

They only want everything to fail. It is their creed and their doom.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. That's the Tea Party Goal - Destroy everything until they get their way.

And it's going into super tantrum now.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:20 AM

2. "And support for the Sandy bill among House Republicans is uncertain." eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:21 AM

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.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:12 AM

4. Billions of dollars in aid for other countries - check.

billions for our own - uncheck.

Fucking pathetic.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:15 PM

5. The House doesn't care about Blue states. nt

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