January 2nd, 2013
03:36 PM ET

House will vote on Sandy aid by Jan. 15, lawmakers say

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has assured lawmakers that the House will vote on $60 billion in aid related to Superstorm Sandy by January 15, a group of lawmakers from New York and New Jersey told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement came hours after those same lawmakers began expressing dismay that Boehner, as the 112th Congress was winding up Tuesday night, declined to put to a vote a similar aid bill that the Senate had passed.

The lawmakers met with Boehner Wednesday afternoon and then made the announcement.

"As far as I'm concerned ... it was an extremely positive" meeting, said U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-New York, who earlier Wednesday called Boehner's Tuesday move a "knife in the back."

The new, 113th Congress will be sworn in on Thursday.


Filed under: New Jersey • New York • Politics • Superstorm Sandy
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Abby Normal

    Why spend so much money on such a little storm?

    January 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What say such a ridiculous thing?

      January 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      WHY say such a ridiculous thing?

      January 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Abby I hope you get hiv and pass real real soon.

      January 2, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jeez, s kel, that's harsh...I don't wish that on anyone, and I know a LOT of people who are worse than Abby...lol..

      January 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      when you fight pigs you gotta get dirty!

      January 2, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Abby is a troll.

      January 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    @ Abby, You obviously didn't even feel the tail end of the far reaching whip of Sandy as I did in Upstate NY; much less the eye of it.

    January 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I'm assuming that Abby was no where near the storm and probably has never experienced one ( small, medium or large ) to begin with.

    January 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    Abby just shut up.

    January 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lvblue

    Abby, do u have a heart?

    January 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lvblue

    Hello Abby u still there.

    January 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sandy

    Please explain to me why the federal govt. always needs to step-in when an area of the country experiences a natural disaster?Don't most citizens have insurance.....required for mortgages and small business loans?

    January 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And how does that private insurance cover infastrucure?
      You know, like roads and briges, things of that nature?

      January 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    They say ignorance is bliss. If thats true Abby must be happier than a pig in mud!

    January 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |