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U.S. House approves long-delayed Sandy disaster aid package

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:26 GMT
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WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a long-delayed ${esc.dollar}50.4 billion dollar disaster relief funding package for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

In separate votes, the House approved ${esc.dollar}17 billion in immediate disaster funds targeted largely for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as ${esc.dollar}33.5 billion in funds for longer-term reconstruction projects. House Republicans, however, managed to cut some specific spending from the bill through amendments.

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