After Criticism, Boehner Schedules Sandy Aid Votes

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After receiving criticism for his decision to pull a Hurricane Sandy relief package from the floor Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner has announced two Sandy aid measures he will bring to a vote when the new Congress convenes. Combined, these measures total the $60.4 billion in the original bill, which passed the Senate with bipartisan support but dies there because the House did not vote on it.

\”Getting critical aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy should be the first priority in the new Congress,\” Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said in a joint statement released Wednesday.

The first vote, on $9 billion in increased funding for the National Flood Insurance Program, is scheduled for Friday. On January 15th House members will vote on the remaining $51 billion included in the initial measure.

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  1. Rudy Gonzales

    Both Chris Christi and Peter King double-teamed Boehner and Boehner capitulated. Dog waging tail, waging dog. Does Chris Christi still see himself as a Republican or TEA-Republican? The TEA-type led House care little about the middle class or those lower in status. These TEA-Types cotton to the super-rich! Many of both do not care about anything except not spending money on and for the good of many, but cringe at taxing the top 2% equitably and evenly across the board. Big money interests have had their way for way too long. Look closely at the 1040 Tax form and see all the exceptions, exemptions, deferments, adjustments and the like above the Adjusted Gross Income line. Both parties must be put on notice, that their responsibility is to and for the middle class and wage earners. Millionaires have had their way long enough! It’s the wage earner who needs the most protection. Do not sit on the sidelines. Help remove the TEA-types from office in 2014 in your region, district, state and Congress! And the 2014 Mid-term election is a-coming!

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