House Sets Vote for Sandy Aid After Criticism

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012, after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast on Monday night. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012, after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast on Monday night. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and New Jersey upset with his decision to cancel action on the bill.

Facing intense pressure, Boehner agreed Wednesday to schedule a vote Friday on $9 billion for the national flood insurance program and another vote on Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package.

A Republican congressman from New York, Peter King, left a Wednesday meeting with Boehner without the anger that led him to rip into the speaker Tuesday night. He called the latest meeting very positive.

Sandy was the most costly natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and one of the worst storms ever in the Northeast.


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