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House Passes $50 Billion-Plus Sandy Aid Package

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hurricane Sandy relief, congress, legislation, usa, politics, obama, republicans, democrats, news )

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Lawmakers in the House of Representatives approved measures Tuesday to send more than $50 billion in aid to the Northeastern states ravaged by Superstorm Sandy last fall, though some conservatives in the House were pushing for spending cuts that would o

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Jae A (316)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:11 pm
About fricken time...none of them were apparently inconvienced in any way due to the storm. This is a good reason to get them to start using the electronic age and vote on bills that have one issue only per bill..not a bunch of riders someone wants added to very much need things everytime there is an emergency that has to be taken care of a.s.a.p. This has not been a.s.a.p. to say the least. Wake up Congress and get busy installing a yes no vote button by your chairs and a tally board on the wall that all can see from where you sit you lazy butts and get this who bill passing thing right and up to date ! No more riders on 'a' bill. One issue/one bill vote at a time..skip all the hours roll calling to take votes that could take places in minutes and save the tax payers money in the process as well as geting more done ever session from here on forward. NO MORE "RIDERS" ! ONE ISSUE/BILL AT A TIME. Read it study it .. discuss it.... and then take the votes.

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:38 pm
took them long enough

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:56 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Cristina M (137)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:04 am
It took them a while, I guess having no home was not such an important issue for Republicans. Thanks Cal!

Diane O (194)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:42 am
I believe the initial bill had unrelated "stuff" in it and that was the problem. Our New York neighbors were hit extremely hard and they need our help. I certainly don't have a problem with the taxpayers spending our money to get these people back on their feet. The pictures say a thousand words. New Yorkers would've been the first to stand up and help others.

We all know our country is on a financial train wreck. The prudent thing to do is to get these spending cuts in line to offset the excessive spending. Every year we fund $60 billion in fraud and abuse in our social programs. That needs to be fixed so that we can spend the tax dollars to help our this case our New York families.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:35 am
Don't know why there is no budget for it, something happens every year and it's not exactly pocket change.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:36 am
It's about time!

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:58 am
wow, they sure dragged their feet on this one!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:52 am
OMG! Diane shows her socialism side!!!

Bout time for both.

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:10 am
Oink, oink, oink....what was that about lipstick on a pig? No disrespect to the pig. I wonder how much money will actually reach the people on Long Island; Staten Island; Coney Island and Jersey?

Holly Lawrence (430)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:30 am
Yes..about time!

Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:20 pm
What in the hell took them so long!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:22 pm
About time. Jerks.

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:54 pm

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:02 pm
Thanks Cal--I agree with Diane O.

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:45 pm
Just to keep this in perspective...This money is for people who live in their homes year round. People who owned rental properties will not get a cent from this or FEMA.
Tens of thousands of people will never see a dime as they did not live in their shore homes. People like me, lost their flood insurance last year as the state gave insurance companies the option to drop anyone whose property was 15 ft. above sea level.
My property was 18 ft. above sea level, and State Farm, after 28 years dropped me. I could not get flood insurance from anyone.I, like thousands of others, have nothing.
Thank you the NJ legislature.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:18 pm

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:22 pm
It's about time ! Thanks for the post Cal ~ shared

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Took their good sweet time. And, I agree 100% with Jae's comment.
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