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 aÂ "knife in the back."
The new, 113th Congress will be sworn in on Thursday.FULL STORY
Why spend so much money on such a little storm?
What say such a ridiculous thing?
WHY say such a ridiculous thing?
Abby I hope you get hiv and pass real real soon.
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..
when you fight pigs you gotta get dirty!
Abby is a troll.
@ 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.
I'm assuming that Abby was no where near the storm and probably has never experienced one ( small, medium or large ) to begin with.
Abby just shut up.
Abby, do u have a heart?
Hello Abby u still there.
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?
And how does that private insurance cover infastrucure?
You know, like roads and briges, things of that nature?
They say ignorance is bliss. If thats true Abby must be happier than a pig in mud!