House approves package for Superstorm Sandy victims

01/04/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Washington – The U.S. House of Representatives approved $9.7 billion in aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy on Friday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the House 354-67 vote came days following controversy over House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to delay voting on the measure.

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J. is quoted by the AP as stating of the urgency of support needed for storm victims, “People are waiting to be paid…They’re sleeping in rented rooms on cots somewhere, and they’re not happy. They want to get their lives back on track, and it’s cold outside. They see no prospect of relief.”

The House is expected to vote on an additional $51 billion in aid on Jan. 15.

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