House Passes $50 Billion-Plus Sandy Aid Package
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. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
CNN - by Deirdre Walsh and Kevin Liptak - January 15, 2013
Washington (CNN) - 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 offset the cost of the recovery package.
The final bill passed 241-180, with 49 Republicans voting against it. The package now heads to the Senate.
Also see related information - Vote on Sandy Disaster Aid and Amendments, and other articles below:
House passes $50.5 billion in Sandy aid, Republicans trim items
The Hill - $50 billion Sandy bill splits Republicans but clears the House
Vote on Sandy Disaster Aid and Amendments - House Floor Activities - Legislative Day of January 15, 2013 (Also see attachment below)