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Senate sets Monday vote on $50.5B Sandy aid bill

2 years ago Friday, January 25, 2013 3:17:05 AM CST January 25, 2013 Friday, January 25 2013 Jan 25, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Senate is set to vote Monday on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it. The House passed it last week.

The lawmakers say the money is urgently needed to recover from one of the region's worst storms, especially in the hardest hit states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Fiscal conservatives say the bill would add to the nation's debt unless offsetting spending cuts are made elsewhere to pay for the Sandy aid.

Sandy pounded the East Coast and has been blamed for 140 deaths and billions of dollars in residential and business property damage.

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