House scraps vote on Hurricane Sandy aid before wrapping session
Evelyn Faherty hugs a friend on Sunday, November 11, while discussing the damage done to her home by Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York.
January 2nd, 2013
01:55 AM ET
1 year ago

House scraps vote on Hurricane Sandy aid before wrapping session

Washington (CNN) - In a move that surprised many lawmakers and angered others, House Republican leaders wrapped up this session of Congress Tuesday night without voting on a package that would have provided billions of dollars in aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The Senate passed the $60.4 billion measure last week, and senators from New York had called on the House to take it up promptly.

But because the House failed to act and a new Congress will be sworn in Thursday, the entire legislative process will have to start over - delaying the package from disbursing money to affected states.

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