Congress Passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy Aid Bill - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Congress Passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy Aid Bill

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.
    
The Senate on Monday cleared the bill, 62-36. Northeast lawmakers say the money is desperately needed to help recovery efforts from the one of the region's worst storms. The House passed the bill two weeks ago.
    
The measure is aimed primarily at helping residents and businesses as well as state and local governments rebuild from the Oct. 29 storm. It passed despite opposition from fiscal conservatives worried about adding to deficits.
    
Sandy roared up the East Coast and has been blamed for more than 130 deaths and billions of dollars in residential and business property damage.



(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Philadelphia Woman Sues Ocean City

    Philadelphia Woman Sues Ocean City

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:33:35 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - A woman is suing Ocean City after falling out of her wheelchair and breaking her arm.More >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - A woman is suing Ocean City after falling out of her wheelchair and breaking her arm.More >>
  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
  • Wicomico County Schools Issue Heat Advisory

    Wicomico County Schools Issue Heat Advisory

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:09:55 GMT
    WICOMICO CO., Md. - With the predicted return of hot weather this week, Wicomico County Public Schools are reminding Wicomico school families of theMore >>
    WICOMICO CO., Md. - With the predicted return of hot weather this week, Wicomico County Public Schools are reminding Wicomico school families of the excused absence option for students attending schoolsMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.