December 28, 2012 / 11:42 PM / 5 years ago

Senate rejects bid to trim Superstorm Sandy bill

Clouds roll over destroyed homes, almost two months after superstorm Sandy caused damage in the region of Breezy Point of Queens borough, New York, December 27, 2012.Lucas Jackson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday rejected a Republican amendment to cut the immediate cost of a $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy reconstruction bill by more than half to $23.8 billion.

The 54-41 vote cleared the way for final Senate action on the disaster recovery bill.

Reporting By Doug Palmer; editing by Todd Eastham

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