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House pulls plug on Sandy aid bill
Politico, by David Rogers

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/2/2013 4:41:00 AM

House Republicans abruptly pulled the plug Tuesday night on their promise to take up this week an emergency supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The decision is a stunning reversal since just hours before New Jersey lawmakers were preparing for floor debate Wednesday as outlined under a strategy promoted by no less than Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Indeed the Appropriations Committee had gone so far as to file a $27 billion bill Tuesday together with an amendment to be offered by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) seeking an additional $33 billion

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/2/2013 5:02:53 AM     (No. 9094142)

Wasn´t enough that republicans caved on the fiscal cliff,now they´re being derided for not wanting to load up the Sandy bill with billions more.The funny thing is this bill alone will eat up a good sized chunk of Obama´s new tax increases.

If the House republicans don´t fire Boehner and Cantor,they´re going to be in serious trouble come 2014.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NJVol, 1/2/2013 7:49:09 AM     (No. 9094267)

Hey Governor Crisco, how´s that hug and a kiss looking now?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bigken2, 1/2/2013 8:10:46 AM     (No. 9094299)

send the senate a bill with bare minmum tell bloomberg asnd cristy go ---- yourself

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Reply 4 - Posted by: navyjag907, 1/2/2013 8:20:09 AM     (No. 9094310)

Imagine that--the NE goes out of its way to screw the rest of the country on everything and then wonder why they´re not wildly popular.//Maybe you liberals should check on the aid you didn´t send last summer when Texas was burning and you guys were laughing.

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