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Republicans seek to trim Sandy disaster aid in House vote

A woman walks by a home destroyed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the leadership stepped in to pare back scores of amendments that could have been problematic to passage. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS)

A woman walks by a home destroyed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the...more

A woman walks by a home destroyed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the leadership stepped in to pare back scores of amendments that could have been problematic to passage. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS)
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Construction is seen underway in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the leadership stepped in to pare back scores of amendments that could have been problematic to passage. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS)

Construction is seen underway in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the leadership stepped in to pare back scores of...more

Construction is seen underway in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough in New York January 15, 2013. Republicans cleared the way for House action Tuesday on Hurricane Sandy disaster aid after the leadership stepped in to pare back scores of amendments that could have been problematic to passage. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS)
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