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  • House accepts $33.7B Sandy bill amendment

    01/15/2013 4:56:39 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/13 07:11 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Tuesday evening approved an amendment to a huge Hurricane Sandy relief bill that adds $33.7 billion to the bill, nearly tripling the size of the main bill. Members approved the amendment from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) in a 228-192 vote. It was opposed by 190 Republicans, but 38 Republicans joined 190 Democrats in support and allowed it to pass. That vote put the House on a path to passing a $50.7 billion disaster aid bill early Tuesday evening. Along the way, the House also rejected several other amendments that would have shaved millions of dollars off the...