Breaking: House to vote on Sandy aid, King says
January 2nd, 2013
03:35 PM ET
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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. Larry L

    How could the Republicans vote for something that could help people who aren't wealthy? This is simple so just follow along... They love; defense contractors, big oil, war, guns, gas-guzzling vehicles, conspiracies, and tax loopholes for the rich. They hate; Social Security, the Affordable Healthcare Act, Medicare, minority rights, non-Christian religions, women's rights, contraception, efforts to curb childhood obesity, science, math, gay rights, renewable energy, the Food Stamp Program, National Public Radio, environmental protection, and any form of regulations created to protect consumers. Is that so hard to remember?

    January 2, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. MeapersoninUS, so I guess the repuks do have 40+ faces, because they are all crying in the House about spending spending spending spending but look now because here comes yet 1 more SPENDING bill on Friday. What a joke the Congressional repuks have become and the joke is not funnie.

    January 2, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. peacedog

    steve, a cardiologist could tell you what happened to your heart, maybe. trillions for defense, but let's keep raping our people.

    January 2, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. Stephen in VA

    Gov. Christie, a RINO? Funniest thing I've heard all day. The term RINO used to actually mean something, but it's been tossed around as a scare tactic by the right wing fringe that all it means now is "I disagree with that person."

    January 2, 2013 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  5. Jules

    Steve, I sure hope you are not as ignorant as you sound in your post. Did you see the infrastructure damage? This is not just about low cost housing repair and/or replacement, this is about rebuilding entire areas – streets, roads, buildings, hospitals, etc. Get a clue man.

    January 2, 2013 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. Justin

    Are some of you really saying this aide isnt critical and questioning whether the aide is going to fund landscaping? Clearly you do not live in the area. I am a resident of New York City, and my neighborhood was destroyed. If you udnerstood how insurance worked, you would understand there are so many loopholes for insurance to deny you, that hardly anyones insurance has covered anything. A poll was released today and 4 out of 5 people have had to pay out of pocket for the recovery of everything that was lossed. The fact that we are quick to bail out banks and businesses and hesitant to bail out people that are in dire need shows the true nature of this country. The conservative mindset is disgusting, and I will never understand it. Educate yourself before running your mouth.

    January 2, 2013 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  7. Mona

    OMG! Just can't believe what idiots we have TRYING to govern.....Boehner, we're ashamed of you! I'd hope you to lose your job, but Cantor is even WORSE! What were you thinking, that's it, you weren't. Someone asked what the 60 billion was for "landscaping"? Guess you don't have a clue to what things cost today....don't think all those homeowners had
    the kind of insurance to cover their disaster....people are cutting corners to make ends meet. It's one hellova rotten mess!

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

    Stop this endless bleeding of gov't money... EVERYBODY is demanding gov't freebies. We're broke. Stop this!!!

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

    Hey – go ahead GOP drive some more moderates out of your party – that will work for you.

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

    Fat People, go figure

    January 2, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. Jesus Christ Superstar

    Don't get your hopes up... he also promised he would of had the vote during the 112th Congress... Maybe they could have calmed down on repealing Obamacare & worked on some important stuff... But then Boehner wouldn't go down in history as the least productive Speaker Of the House in modern history.

    January 2, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. MurphInSouthFlorida

    We are broke...that means we need to borrow any money we need!!
    Tell my why those of us who carry flood and home owners insurance have to bail out those that chose to gamble without it.
    And the cities and towns...they are supposed to be managing themselves....we have become such a Nanny State that soon most people won't insure themselves because they know the government will come to the rescue.
    I feel for these people....but it is not the Federal Governments Job to rebuild every time a disaster strikes. And I damn sure resent having to pick up the tab for irresponsible states, municipalities, and people!

    January 2, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Gov christie in his press statement said exactly what my sentiments about all our legislators for quite a while now.these people need to stop playing games at the expense of the tax paying working man.

    January 2, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. Gudrun

    What has gone wrong with the GOP? And Boehner is a leader. How long are the American population going to stand for this outrage. I totally agree with Gov. Christie. SPEAK UP!!!

    January 2, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. JackieO

    We should raise money for anyone running against, Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the unAmerican house members who prefer to hurt Americans and help other countries. I am disgusted with Congress. Vote these idiots out.

    January 2, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  16. ElmerGantry

    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 |

    Your screen name is, how you say;


    January 2, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  17. Greenspam

    $9B for aid and $51B for pork.

    January 2, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  18. Tutuvabene

    Seems like the Republicans are doing all they can to alienate Chris Christie, their best candidate, at this point, for president.

    January 2, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. betterdays

    Nah, just borrow a bunch of money and give it to anyone who asks, no matter who they are or what they want it for.

    Problem solved.

    This "governing" jazz is a piece of cake.

    January 2, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. marney

    If Senate had not put billions of "pay back yo buddies" with taxpayer money (that we don't have), maybe Boehner could have put bill to vote. Hey King read the bill before voting on more reckless spending

    January 2, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. peacedog

    as for this house of representatives, i would love to see everyone of them voted out, indicted, and then exported. the senate would fare better in my court. boehner, cantor, paul, ryan and a host of dems have no business in government.

    January 2, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  22. John S

    A confused Republican party continues to narrow its appeal and wonder why. Is this red-state / conservative-republican revenge/spite against region they blame for their decline, or the type of type of bias that leads republican representatives to suggest the relief money will be spent on "Gucci Bags and Massage Parlors."

    January 2, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  23. Kr55

    Guess they couldn't handle 2 big bills passing without the majority of the majority party voting for it that close together. They must have figured it would look bad...worse than how bad they look right now I guess. Doubting they were right on that one.

    January 2, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. 90909090

    what a mess....people are hurting and need real help......I have to say this takes the cake "Bonner"...and i am a conservative republican, 1%er, massive donner... and I think obama /biden are not that bright.....but Bonner's bonner of inaction is a true low in American politics...Hey "Booner" if that doesn't tell you something then you are completely clueless!!

    January 2, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. Ralph

    got to love the fattys

    January 2, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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