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House Votes and Approves Hurricane Sandy Relief

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With thousands of people still suffering from the affects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress came under fire after they weren’t going to vote on a bill that would provide relief to the victims.

Congress has gotten their act together, and voted to pass the first stage of Hurricane Sandy relief. The House voted 354-67 to approve the bill, that will send money to folks of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the areas that were affected to most by the storm. The number however was scaled back from $60 billion to $9.7 billion.

Congress took criticism from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie earlier this week when they weren’t going to vote on the bill, sending the whole thing back to the drawing board.

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