Washington, DC: United States House of Representatives are planning to vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, January 4th, 2013.
United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner tried to calm the wave of anger from both political parties and the many of people affected by Hurricane Sandy after United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner decided late night last Tuesday to adjourn the United States House of Representatives without taking up or passing the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill.
Among those outrage over the United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner decision, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who sharply criticizing United States House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for changed course and complaining about the “toxic internal politics” of the United States House of Representatives majority.
The United States House of Representatives plan to vote on $9 billion dollars for the National Flood Insurance Program and the remaining $51 billion dollars in the package is schedule to be voted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.
If the United States House of Representatives approves the $9 billion flood insurance proposal, the United States Senate plans to move quickly on the bill in hopes of approving the aid on Friday.
The vote for the remaining $51 billion dollars in the package on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 will be for $18 billion dollars in immediate assistance and $33 billion dollars for longer-term projects including projects to protect against future storms.
Much of the money in the proposals is for immediate help for victims of Hurricane Sandy as well as for other recovery and rebuilding efforts such as $5.4 million dollars for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund; $5.4 billion dollars to help transit agencies in New York and New Jersey rebuild; and $3.9 billion dollars for the Housing and Urban Development Department’s development fund to repair hospitals, utilities and small businesses.
Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coastline on Monday, October 29th. 2012 causing massive damages from North Carolina to Maine and killed at least 175 people which includes at least 120 people in the United States.
New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut were the hardest hit states with massive damages in Staten Island, New York; causing a out of control fires which burned and destroyed over 111 homes and damaged 20 other homes in Breezy Point of Queens, New York; causing flooding subway tunnels and highway tunnels in New York City, New York; causing flooding and power outages to homes and businesses in Lower Manhattan, New York; causing flooding and power outages to homes, businesses, and casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and causing flooding homes and completely destroyed the Seaside Heights boardwalk and rollercoaster in Seaside Heights, New Jersey and Seaside Park, New Jersey.
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