View Full Version : House passes $50 billion-plus Sandy aid package

01-15-2013, 11:39 PM
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.

LINK (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/15/house-prepares-to-vote-again-on-sandy-aid/)

01-16-2013, 02:24 AM
I am glad they are sending more money to help those affected by Sandy. I agree with them wanting to cut some spending before doing it. But you have to think of the people first. They will cut spending big time when they deny payments to obamacare, or block any more spending obama wants to do. That is if they have a spine they will anyhow.