House sets vote for superstorm Sandy aid after criticism
Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill
- Duration 3:46
- Date Jan 3, 2013
Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill
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A rocky start for the speaker of the house facing -- reelection are facing reelection.
And then two pieces of content area of fiscal cliff -- angered a lot of house Republicans and now delayed vote for victims of super storm sandy.
Punted to the next congress that's a move that outraged lawmakers in the affected areas listen here.
To leave new York and New Jersey and thousands of people in this holiday season.
On their room and abandoned.
And disgraceful and lot of ways.
To say to a region that was.
Hurt by a natural disaster and -- you have to rebuild yourself.
And you have to fund the reconstruction.
Actually adds insult to injury that the critics say the bill they're sympathetic with the victim certainly but the -- needs to be paid for.
And there's some other criticism to Mike Emanuel -- on the -- we start there -- -- good morning to you first on John Boehner is a leadership visiting question as a speaker or not.
Bill no question it's been a bumpy few weeks for speaker John Boehner the as you mentioned they did not a lot of house conservatives did not like that fiscal cliff deal that they were.
Forced to vote on I'm New Year's Day with the threat of -- country going over the fiscal cliff there's also some new York New Jersey Republicans.
-- obviously are frustrated about that -- relief effort.
The bottom line a key California Republicans says Boehner is the man.
As -- been the speaker of the whole house sometimes in fact recognizing that the art of the possible is not in his party alone yes.
Is there something going to challenge -- no I don't expect it.
Does he have a dilemma which is ultimately it isn't working as well as we'd like to were not able to message and oh by the way.
We're not united in the most important things Republicans stand for which is restraining the growth of government.
Yep that's a problem and under his leadership I hope with Eric -- and others we can fix it.
So they're clearly -- challenges ahead -- bottom line did we expect the vote to go forward about four hours from now we will find out.
If there is a serious challenge to John gators leadership.
Probably watching that now what about standing and this controversy might -- critics say this is a build it.
Is loaded up report that has nothing to do with the victims what's happen that's right.
There were significant concerns about some of the items that were in the senate passed bill a lot of people very sympathetic.
Of course to the people of new York -- New Jersey but here's some of the items that were troubling to some folks here on Capitol Hill 150 million dollars to Alaskan fisheries.
Fifteen million dollars to NASA.
Two million dollars to repair DC museum -- -- -- million dollars for nationwide water resources study and 59 dollars for subsidies for.
Planting trees a key New York house Republicans says well.
The money will go to the right purposes take -- -- -- -- we can put to rest right now.
There were no tomorrow hopeful that have been reported today everything that was little portable power everything in that -- relate directly.
And his record your it was a strong.
Those stories going around the commitment is senate bill and out of the house.
So -- -- was a bumpy public relations effort for the speaker in the house leadership with new York New Jersey leaders.
Bottom line they say they want to do it right they will vote tomorrow on getting some money to the metropolitan area there in New York.
And then on January 15 the first full legislative day of the new congress they say they'll vote on the rest without the pork bill.
Yeah I'm Peter king's been on the air for 24 hours.
And yesterday and they show blasted his fellow Republicans -- -- listen for more on that Mike Emanuel thanks.