Breaking: House to vote on Sandy aid, King says
January 2nd, 2013
03:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: House to vote on Sandy aid, King says

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York said Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner has promised a vote Friday on $9 billion in disaster aid for Superstorm Sandy and then another vote on $51 billion in aid on January 15.

King and other lawmakers have been highly critical of House leadership, especially House Speaker John Boehner, for not allowing a vote on the federal package before the current Congress wraps up Thursday.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    This still means that the Senate has to vote on both measures before they can be signed into law. But, this may work out well. The House has given themselves not one, but two chances to add poison pills to Sandy Relief legislation.

    January 2, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    ......they sent lot of money to Iraq, Afghanistan, when it comes to USA they block funding–GOP idiots way. Drive them away. This nation needs stringent immigration too.

    January 2, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Take the PORK out..........if you are serious about providing aid.

    January 2, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. Larry in Houston

    If I was King, I would do like Gov. Charlie Crist has done. Bail Out, and change my registration.

    January 2, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  5. chilly g

    to much pressure for the speaker,let the peoples vote on the aid mr speaker and stop saying no all the time. cantor is
    a bone head do not be like him.

    January 2, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. sifto

    Christie and king are both RINOS–the dems are laughing at them both–all talk and bluster...

    January 2, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. FOX NEWS: The dung beetle of journalism.

    I see 2 problems with this approach:

    1. The bill will expire along with the most useless 112th Congress thankfully dissolves at noon on Thursday.

    2. Boehner may not be the Speaker for the 113th session after abdicating his "leadership" to the Senate to avoid the cliff.

    January 2, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Poodlepuff

    Well maybe now Republican Rep. Peter King of New York will understand that Southern Republicans really have little sympathy or unity with Northeastern Republicans.

    January 2, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Mindstorms

    Perhaps the home owners should say they have seen the Taliban in the area. That would insure a massive expenditure of money i.e. Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    January 2, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. steve

    what is the 60 billion for?
    landscaping etc? i mean didn't these people have insurance on those homes? it's never clear as to what federal money is for. i know that to date 110 billion was pumped into New Orleans but a lot of that was rebuilding the levy system. as a taxpayer, I think we should be told what this money is ear marked for

    January 2, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. Malloy

    Gosh what a surprise. The Republican governor of New Jersey gets chummy with the democratic presidential candidate and now the Republican Controlled House, says 'no money for you'. I, for one, am shocked. A Republican being petty and retaliating. What shock and awe, or is that just surprise. Watch, if Christy doesn't get the money he may well see the light and become a democrat. I love these guys. Only the Teapublicans can play both sides of the fence, Christy – we don't Washington telling the states what to do. Then, when a disaster hits his state, he's the first one to call for federal money. King? What an idiot period. Perhaps it was one of Bin Lauden's men, or a secret communist plot, that caused the house to say no money for you. It just keeps getting better.

    January 2, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. davessworks

    Critical aid is one thing. A full bail out is another. It's time to take some personal responsibility and accountability. NY and NJ have a wealthy tax base and can well afford to raise the money to rebuild. Give them the 9B and nothing more. Don't put it all on the backs of the federal govt. It's already bankrupt.

    January 2, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Dear Sifto: Got news for you on your RINO remark. All of you johnny come lately racist ex democrats and tea baggers who have polluted our Republican Party will soon be out. Please get out of the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. Go back to the Democrats. They deseve you.. we don't.

    January 2, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. davessworks

    Critical aid is one thing. A full bail out is another. It's time to take some personal responsibility and accountability. NY and NJ have a wealthy tax base and can well afford to raise the money to rebuild. Give then the $9B and nothing more. Don't put it all on the backs of the federal govt. It's already bankrupt.

    January 2, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. peacedog

    once again, the party that claims God is on their side has turned their backs on their fellow man. boehner, cantor, ryan and the rest of the soldiers of greed and arrogance have shown their true colors.

    January 2, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  16. Jake

    Christie and King are looking out for the people that they are responsible for. Good for them. Hurricane Sandy is claiming more victims...The Republican party!

    January 2, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. peacedog

    looks like the gop is getting even with christie of saying something non-hateful about obama. i'm a conservative but i can never let those hypocrites represent me.

    January 2, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. Chuck

    Who is leading who here? Speaker Boehner is definitely not leading the way a Speaker should and is becoming irrelevant. Must be the Tea Party "no-no" congressmen and "no-no" congresswomen calling every shot.

    January 2, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. tstorm92

    It seems Republicans are trying to out-do themselves on how un-American and selfish they can be. Whether it's the GOP's willingness to send America over the fiscal cliff unless their rich friends get tax breaks or approving assault weapons that have killed so many innocent poeple, the GOP has become the party of hate and intolerance in this country. Now the GOP says no help for Hurricane Sandy victims. What a bunch of creeps Boehner and his gang of anti-Americas are!!

    January 2, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  20. nomyabidnes

    That is good, but how are we paying for this?

    January 2, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. Dave

    Plenty of money to spend after Obama's tax increases......Less take home more for Obama to spend

    January 2, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. mrbsb1971

    @davessworks What an ignorant comment. NY/NJ does NOT have a wealthy tax base. The majority of people in both states are middle and lower class working people – a lot of whom lost everything with this storm. No rich Wall Street types lost their homes; it's the working stiffs and if we can bail out other states for tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. then we can bail out the people of NY/NJ.

    January 2, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  23. mountainlady

    The Webster dictionary defines SEDITION as "incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority". Clearly the Tea Party and any other GOPers who have vowed to oppose the President no matter what, down to and including abandoning Sandy victims, are guilty of sedition. They should be impeached and arrested. Also, I believe that the pork additions to the Sandy relief bill were taken out before it was presented to the House and then ignored.

    January 2, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  24. DAVEYANT

    Boehner is an idot and should be impeached!! If it was his family's home he would have had a vote long before this Friday. What a stupid immature man!!!

    January 2, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  25. tracieandcaitlin

    @Anonymous You can keep the johnny come lately racist ex democrats we do not want them back. The tea baggers just need to buy an island and move there. The hate that comes off of them ought to provide enough hot gas to keep them self sufficient

    January 2, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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