Lawmakers optimistic about passage of Sandy aid bill

Senate Democrats who support legislation seeking $60.4 billion in aid for those affected by Superstorm Sandy said they think they have the votes to clear the bill.

January 02, 2013

Senate Democrats who support legislation seeking $60.4 billion in aid for those affected by Superstorm Sandy said they think they have the votes to clear the bill. The Senate voted to override any move toward a filibuster and will consider 20 additional amendments that could shave off spending items, but aren’t expected to have a huge impact.

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