Breaking: House approves Sandy aid package
January 15th, 2013
07:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Breaking: House approves Sandy aid package

(CNN) – The U.S. House, by a 241 to 180 vote, approves aid package for states affected by Superstorm Sandy.


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  1. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald dump ??????

    They should send the 180 gop losers to gtmo!!!,waterboard ?????

    January 15, 2013 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  2. Hillcrester

    I hope the chronic complainers about Obama's "spending" realize that Congress approved this expenditure, just like the smaller one several days ago.

    January 15, 2013 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  3. jinx88

    These red state House members that voted against this bill better hope tornado's dont tear through their states this summer because it will look funny when these people come crawling back crying for government assistance. They better have cuts to offset the money they want.

    January 15, 2013 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  4. Hillcrester

    Correction: the bill the House approved has some differences from the expired, last-session Senate bill, but the Senate is expected to pass the House bill with no changes. There is no offset, so the House just approved adding to the deficit. Will they pass a debt ceiling increase so these funds can actually be paid out?

    January 15, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    $50 Billion? Wow, that's a lot of coin. As American tax payers why can't we see exactly where every dollar goes? Who exactly gets to write the checks?

    January 15, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. seyfy adam

    I cannot believe these 89 people who voted against the Bill, they consider themselves as Americans!!! Americans spent billions of dollars on the foreign aid in many countries; I did not understand why these people voted against its own people while we spent not billion on the foreign aid its trillions!!

    January 15, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  7. Oscar Moreno

    I will list shortly the 49 Republicans voting against it . . . . They will pay in 2014.

    January 15, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  8. ed

    hey look at the 49 votes that said no tell me there names please so when the next disaster comes to them i will make sure they're delay is 6 months and then maybe let it go for a vote only to delay that for another 5 months then stashing lit by filibuster for 3 weeks then send it back a few times passing nothing but paper to the waste can telling the same GOP 49 voters that they're paperwork is incomplete or lost in the process of paper pushers to start the process again as to much time has past and then see if they want to try this again delay of 70+ days is just so stupid so treat them as stupid do something they cant live with .................

    January 15, 2013 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  9. Bill

    For those stating Republicans are trying to deny the aid, look at the numbers - 49 Republcans voted against it. 131 Democrats and others also voted against it. I understand in the age of 250,000 equalling 1,000,000 you may get easily on confused by numbers, but that means nearly 3 times as many non-Republicans voted against the aid.

    January 15, 2013 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  10. John in Brooklyn

    Gee...thanks guys! What's it been....a mere 79 days? Shameful.

    January 15, 2013 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  11. Joe Brown

    Will people from now on STOP BUYING or cancel WATER or WIND damage INSURANCE ? After all, WIND or WATER damage always happen in MASS SCALE – meaning it will be declared a DISASTER AREA. Meaning Federal FREE MONEY.

    January 15, 2013 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  12. RickCT

    If 49 Reps voted against in a 241-180 vote as CNN has reported, that means 131 Dems voted against. Now who doesn't care???

    January 15, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  13. Totallyfrustrated

    How long will it take for the majority to realize that you can't spend money you don't have!! We are way past that!! Spending needs to be offset with cuts in spending. Start thinking long-term, you know somewhere past the front of your nose. If some of this money is going to states outside the tragedy, it should be cut out. Can you imagine if they would just cut one percent from existing programs how that would help. I think this is easier than politicians would like us. T believe. You do it at home. Expect it from government.

    January 15, 2013 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Since Speaker Boehner can't deliver votes from his own caucus to pass bills, he should sit in with the Democrats as assistant to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to coordinate voting strategy.

    January 15, 2013 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  15. wrathofandy

    "The final bill passed 241-180, with 49 Republicans voting against it."

    This statement is not accurate. Actually 179 Republicans voted against it. Only 49 Republicans voted for it. Please correct your article.

    January 15, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  16. Citizen

    What a Joke!!! That is the congress that this country has. How long took to congress to approved $27 billion for GM, $23 billion for AIG, $91 billion for Fannie, $51 billion for Freddie!!! And hell it took them almost 3 moths to approved just $50 billion for the real tax payers affected by Sandy? That is ridiculous, now those 180 who vote NO to this package, we deserved to know who are they!!!!How come Congress preferred bailed out the banks rather help out its own citizens? We citizens do not have a representation in Congress!!!

    January 15, 2013 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  17. UncleJoe

    President Obama agreed to bypass red tape and streamline help for the victims of Sandy ! Congress has been warm and cozy and so is the new Congress ! Ok so I think the victims of Sandy should be considered for employment if qualified.

    January 15, 2013 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  18. DENNA

    It's about time. I am sure that the GOPers in the House would love to have dragged it out longer, but they did not dare. America is pretty sick of the Republican party right now. I would suggest that they not drag out the debt ceiling debate either. Again, you need to do your darned jobs, which does not include bugging the president every five minutes just for your own amusement.

    January 16, 2013 07:17 am at 7:17 am |