After days of controversy surrounding the issue, the U.S. House has approved a bill that would send more than $50 billion in aid to states affected by last fall's Superstorm Sandy.
The bill passed 241-180.
Tuesday evening's vote came two weeks after the House approved a smaller, $9.7 billion package paying for flood insurance claims. It also comes following a controversy that arose because the House leadership did not put a Sandy aid package to vote in the final day of the last Congress. That delay came amid fiscal cliff bickering and consternation over dwindling federal funds.
The bill that the House passed Tuesday will now go to the Senate.
What was the vote count by party? How could 180 congressmen be so brainless and heartless.
The bill had $60B in aid and $95B in pork. I would have voted against it, too.
I believe the issue is the package added a lot of pork that had nothing to do with this hurricane.
The dems had put together billions of dollars that added items that were for things totally unrelated.
The repubs created a new package with less items. Just more of the same scamming!
These are the clowns that run this country and don't care about nothing but their pay checks and free healthcare. We need to weed these people out and send a message to all. This is one nation under God.
Way to get it to it late you bunch of worthless failures.
GOP Cowards....they didn't strip the Democratic pork work billions and sent it back.
Jesus Christ. Holograms instead of investigative journalism! What a sad commentary on the state of the news business that one has to get REAL news from Comedy Central. You make me sick.
I can't believe there are 180 Americans who are public servents who voted against helping these people. They are disgusting and we need to call them out.
Again you miss accounted the Republican opposition to the sandy Relief Bill on purpose to help counter the Republican position. It is very sad that CNN is still trying to compete with the FOX Fair and Balanced crap.
how mighty white of them.
You mean 180 congress men and women actually voted against this bill?
Nice. 180 reps in the house thinks that victims of Sandy should be left to their own devices. After all, they don't contribute to their re-election chances and provides no monetary incentive to deserve the kind of support that BILLIONAIRES deserve.
Why not? That's exactly how I was treatwd for Katrina which was a category 5 before it hit land packing a 25 foot tsunami that washed my house out to sea. I got absolutelt nothing from Fema, insurance paid for a two week hotel stay. I'm really glad that the Sandy victims got some much needed help but tgey need to know that the damage they see and the bureaucracy they have to deal with is just a minor inconvenience by Louisiana's standards. That was barely a hureicane and they call it a superstorm.
Republicans are a bunch of losers and traitors. When a disaster happens in a red state you better believe they are at the front of the line with their hands out. LOSERS!
These Repubs better hope tornados dont tear thru their red states this summer like they have the past few years. What goes around comes around. They better start getting their cuts ready to offset what they will be asking from the government.
The U.S. government in it's present state is very disgraceful.
I'm sorry I forgot to say it is always our responsibility for who we vote for.
Be that as it may @ Mr.Dalloway they get most of their votes from their special interest groups and NOT joe citizen! A bunch of egotrippinmaniacs! That is our Congress today! Or high end welfare recipients since they get paid for not working! A definite blight on our country!
Hamsta im sure they know but im equally sure they dont feel better for knowing that.
The state of the world is as it ever was–the rich & powerful hording it over the "peasants"! We just have newer gadgets! 1 thing that needs to stop happening is Riders! Both parties do it! They take a sensible bill & add their "wishlist", of course it's not going to pass! The GOT-Party has done it continuously w/their Norquist pledge–No taxes for the 1%! That's been attatched to every proposal from jobs to budget! Result? Gridlock! Those tactics may have worked last millennium, but it's time to let it go & do things honestly! We tell our kids to not cheat in school; our elected officials should set an example!!
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