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US Senate approves $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy reconstruction bill
December 29, 2012 / 12:05 AM / in 5 years

US Senate approves $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy reconstruction bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday approved a $60.4 billion aid package to pay for reconstruction costs from Superstorm Sandy, after defeating Republican efforts to trim the bill’s cost.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to quickly take up the bill.

Both chambers have to agreed on a package by Jan 2, when the current term of Congress is expected to end, or restart the process of crafting legislation in 2013.

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