(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT



While keeping American taxpayers from falling off the “fiscal cliff,” the House of Representatives delayed voting on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill — essentially letting the clock run out. New England Cable News has the details.

“Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner announced there would be no vote on that bill, a move that outraged lawmakers from hard hit Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle practically took turns criticizing House Speaker John Boehner and others who allowed the vote to be delayed.

1: “...it was to my profound disappointment...” (:38-:41)
2: “...so unusual...” (:57-:58)
3: “...I think it’s inexcusable...” (1:16-1:17)
4: “...the leadership just walked away...” (1:20-1:22

Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and one of the bill’s most ardent supporters, called Congress’ inaction “a betrayal of trust.”

With billions of dollars in possible relief efforts in limbo, New York Magazine points out there’s little time to get this bill passed before the 112th Congress adjourns this week, saying...

“If no vote occurs, legislation must be reintroduced and passed all over again in the new Congress.”

As The Washington Post reports, President Obama has gotten behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help get the bill passed as soon as possible.

In a release, President Obama said, “When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need, I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.”

According to Talking Points Memo, Rep. King said the House of Representatives will vote on $9 billion of the relief bill on Friday and the remaining $51 billion on Jan. 15.  

 

House Republicans Blamed For Sandy Relief Bill Limbo

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Jan 2, 2013

House Republicans Blamed For Sandy Relief Bill Limbo

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT



While keeping American taxpayers from falling off the “fiscal cliff,” the House of Representatives delayed voting on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill — essentially letting the clock run out. New England Cable News has the details.

“Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner announced there would be no vote on that bill, a move that outraged lawmakers from hard hit Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle practically took turns criticizing House Speaker John Boehner and others who allowed the vote to be delayed.

1: “...it was to my profound disappointment...” (:38-:41)
2: “...so unusual...” (:57-:58)
3: “...I think it’s inexcusable...” (1:16-1:17)
4: “...the leadership just walked away...” (1:20-1:22

Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and one of the bill’s most ardent supporters, called Congress’ inaction “a betrayal of trust.”

With billions of dollars in possible relief efforts in limbo, New York Magazine points out there’s little time to get this bill passed before the 112th Congress adjourns this week, saying...

“If no vote occurs, legislation must be reintroduced and passed all over again in the new Congress.”

As The Washington Post reports, President Obama has gotten behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help get the bill passed as soon as possible.

In a release, President Obama said, “When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need, I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.”

According to Talking Points Memo, Rep. King said the House of Representatives will vote on $9 billion of the relief bill on Friday and the remaining $51 billion on Jan. 15.  

 

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