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. DumbasRocks [R]s

    House [R]s are petulant little monkeys aren't they? Look at the clown show they are running now. I guess they didn't get enough of the endless string of embarrassing [R] clowns the party showed off during their primary....they need to keep the drama going like the good little queens they are....otherwise people would ignore them altogether.

    January 2, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Well, it appears that the direct New York/New Jersey approach is the ONLY way to get any results from these bullying, lying sacks of turds Republicans.
    It seems that Rep King, and Governor Christie knew exactly what to say and do to get their fellow Thugs-in-Arms to react, and step up to their duties.
    I've been trying to tell the President that his statesmanship and class is wasted on these elected mongrels. They are more apt to act when given a good old fashioned cuss out, where no parentage is safe or sacred, and no dirty deed escapes the threat of imminent exposure.
    Well done, I must say, and effective.

    January 2, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. stephen walkinshaw

    what a ugly man.

    January 2, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. Mark

    Understanding the tragedy and hardship, let’s be sure the aid goes to the people who actually need it. Investment property and second home owners who want to live on the beach need to understand the risk of ownership. Our tax dollars should not reimburse investor losses.

    January 2, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. debbyv

    Since when did they offer natural disaster insurance? Most insurance companies barely cover anything, have water pipes bust in your home they only pay for the bottom cabinents in your kitchen not the top and they don't give you market value. Flooring is the same and heaven help you if your front door gets warped won't pay at all. So now you have higher utility bills and plastic on your door to keep the cold out.

    January 2, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Montana Gal

    Today is a real wake up call. First, I find out more taxes will be coming out of my paycheck. Second, I find out $60 billion in taxpayers' money will fund the Sandy relief bill, if passed. In numerous retail places during the past couple of months businesses have been asking for donations for the Sandy relief fund. Where is this money going? Why should taxpayer money be used to rebuild - isn't that what insurance is for? Seems to me that it's more handouts which this country definitely can't afford and that's what got us into this mess in the first place. Give – Give – Give. I have to live on a budget - so should the government. Let's tighten those boot straps and clean up our economy. An individual who overspends and can't meet his/her obligations typically ends up filing bankrupcy. No doubt that's where this country is headed.

    January 2, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Branson

    He knew they would get their money. Bunch of phony outrage. They will be swimming in excess cash just like always happens. Don't get me wrong they deserve and need the help but all the petty stumping is ridiculous. He and the fat man seemed over wrought.

    January 2, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Montana Gal has it right. In that area flood insurance is cheaper and easier than losing everyhting. I went thru 1 Huricane and several floods in Houston and learned how to be prepared.

    January 2, 2013 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  9. Really?

    Why can't there just be a relief effort and which Senator tacked on the pork? Who is getting help for fisheries in Alaska on this bill, and new Amtrak – not just repairing the system that was in place at the time. Are Americans mad – h!!! yeah. The ceiling shouldn't be raised unless Congress and the President have a budget that cuts spending and addresses the debt and the deficit – or lets go over.

    January 2, 2013 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  10. livingston

    Looks like someone got called on the carpet for speaking out against the masters. I'd like to see them try that with Gov. Christy!

    January 2, 2013 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  11. Wayne

    I fought for this country, all of it. Katrina hit we as a country acted as one to help those in need. Now the republican party leaders are apparently above all other Americans. Lets not throw temper tampons because this cliff bill, act like adults, help those in need TODAY. Until today I was a republican, born and raised, now I just don't what party I will claim to be with. Shame on us.

    January 2, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. Mona

    This is not the time to get angry and fight each other this is the time to do something about the People we vote for that are making fools of themselves waiting for the last tick of the clock to vote on things. As for relief for Sandy, we gave relief to Katrina victims, I would not like to be in their place at all and see people and children starve in our United States.United we stand Devided we Fall.

    January 2, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  13. Leslie Ann Warren

    The Republicans Are Hiliarious, All The Complainin So Much Abt Every Bill That Has 2 Be Pass, But They Weren't Complainin When President Bush Messed Up All That President Clinton Had Saved Up 4 Our Country, & Spended It Up On War Of Mass Destruction w Furlow Cash Relief 4 Tax Deduction 4 The Multi Rich Plus Also Banks or Big Business CEO Corruption Sendin Jobs Over Seas??!! So Why When We Get Real Luvin The People President We Treat Him Like Dirt Cause He Democrate or Black??!! I Knw God Lookin Dwn Sayin 2 His Son Jesus Look @ Wat Ur Brother's & Sister's Doin Out There In World Is So Crazy They Dn't See Wat Ur Mother Mary Gave Birth 4 or Wat Ur Father Joseph Gave Up 4 Me or Them, Understand Wat U Die 4, & It Looks There Tryin 2 Let It Go 2 Vain; But We Won't Let It Go 2 Vain Cause The Holy Spirit Got Our Back's 2 Guide It The Right Way In Ur Name Blood & Luv Always!!

    January 2, 2013 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I wouldn't trust Boehner to brink up the Sandy bill. King should challenge Boehner for speaker given his problem.

    January 2, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  15. Ozzie

    Smaller government is better, Pete. Republicans do not want a government take-over of our hurricane damage. Don't like that. Vote Democrat.

    January 2, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    Being a rethug I hope King doesn't believe everything they are NOW telling him. He should know that his party of he 11 no are liars and only in it for themselves NOT the country.
    issa, the car thief from CA, already said that NJ and NY would only get half (if) of what they really need.
    Let's remember this next CA is hit by an earthquake and they need federal funds. Just like VA and another little earthquake in cantor's little district kingdom! NO MONEY FOR EITHER OF YOU OR YOUR STATES!!!

    January 3, 2013 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  17. Scott

    Obama could care less about this country, he is off on vaction again, this man is a poor excuse for a President and certainly not a statesman. He is a no class low life that caters to his rich hollywood buddies and friends and screws the Middle class. A no class President

    January 3, 2013 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
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