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Senate rejects bid to trim Superstorm Sandy bill
December 28, 2012 / 11:42 PM / in 5 years

Senate rejects bid to trim Superstorm Sandy bill

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.

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. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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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