A man stands on the debris of homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS)
House approves long-delayed Sandy disaster aid package
Posted : Tuesday, 15 January 2013 07:30PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a long-delayed $50.4 billion dollar disaster relief funding package for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
In separate votes, the House approved $17 billion in immediate disaster funds targeted largely for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as $33.5 billion in funds for longer-term reconstruction projects. House Republicans, however, managed to cut some specific spending from the bill through amendments.
(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Jackie Frank)
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