House speaker takes two-step approach to Sandy aid

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says he plans a two-step approach on Hurricane Sandy relief—a vote on a $9 billion appropriation to the National Flood Insurance Program and another vote on $51 billion in relief.

January 09, 2013

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says he plans a two-step approach to Hurricane Sandy relief—a vote on a $9 billion appropriation to the National Flood Insurance Program, scheduled for Jan. 4, and another vote on $51 billion in relief on Jan. 15. The decision followed heated criticism after Boehner canceled a vote on a $60 billion relief bill.

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