House speaker takes a 2-step approach on Sandy aid bill

01/2/2013 | Hill, The

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he plans a two-step approach on Hurricane Sandy relief -- a vote on a $9 billion appropriation to the National Flood Insurance Program, scheduled for Friday, and another vote on $51 billion in relief on Jan. 15. The decision followed criticism from Northeastern lawmakers after Boehner canceled a vote on a $60 billion relief bill. "Now we see a total change in attitude of the speaker, not just pulling the bill but making an effort to get it moved rather quickly, and that is a very positive development," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

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