Political Headlines January 15, 2013: House Sends $50 Billion Sandy Aid Package to Senate

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

House Sends $50B Sandy Aid Package to Senate

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-16-13

Approves $50.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Aid

Seventy-nine days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast corridor of the country, the House of Representatives voted Tuesday evening to approve about $50 billion of additional relief for the region impacted by last fall’s super storm.

The vote, 241-180, passed mostly behind Democratic support, winning 49 votes from Republicans and 192 votes from Democrats. Just one Democrat opposed the legislation, while 179 Republicans voted against it….READ MORE

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