A life line for Sandy victims as House grants funds
Friday, January 04, 2013 - 00:55
Jan. 4 - The U.S. House of Representatives approves $9.7 billion in initial federal funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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A long awaited life line for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
On Friday the House of Representatives approved 9.7 billion to help the victims of Sandy.
New York Democrat Nydia Velazquez was outraged over the delay
(SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRAT FROM NEW YORK NYDIA VELAZQUEZ SAYING:
"It is indefensible, that as Americans continue to suffer from Sandy's impact that the House Majority could not get their act together to bring the entire aid Senate pass package to a vote."
A Vote on remainder of $60 billion plan is set for Jan. 15
Sandy is the second-costliest storm in U.S. history. It devastated the northeastern United States, with New York and New Jersey the hardest-hit.
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