House Passes $9.7B In Hurricane Sandy Relief

The House of Representatives approved $9.7 billion in Hurricane Sandy relief intended for flood insurance programs on Thursday, by a margin of 354 to 67. The Senate is also expected to approve the measure and send it to President Obama’s desk today.

An additional $51 billion will be voted upon by Jan. 15, House Republican leadership announced on Wednesday.

 

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