posted on January 03, 2013 13:18
New York lawmakers are being assured by House Republican leaders that upcoming votes will be scheduled on Hurricane Sandy relief legislation.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer says it should have been done sooner.
“At least this provides a clear path to having the $60 billion signed into law by the end of January," Schumer said Wednesday.
Republican Congressman Peter King said the first vote, a $9 billion flood control appropriation, is expected to happen Friday. Another $51 billion in general relief would then be set for a mid-month vote. A vote on a Sandy aid bill was expected Tuesday night but never occurred, causing outrage for East Coast politicians.