failing to vote on a $60.4 billion Sandy aid bill, the House has approved a "scaled back" version of the bill, to the tune of $9.7 billion.Less than 72 hours after
bill allows Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to pay out
insurance claims to those who held federal flood insurance.
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According to the Associated Press:
Friday's 354-67 vote sends the bill to the Senate, which expects to
pass the bill later in the day. All of the no votes were cast by
Long Beach residents sounded off earlier
this week, blaming both sides of the political spectrum after the
initial bill was ignored by the House, despite approval from the Senate.
CNN has reported that the remaining $50-plus billion will be discussed on Jan. 15.
Story by Matthew Hogan