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-- to Washington now and the house has approved a bill to pay flood insurance claims for victims of the super storm sandy after a political storm for delaying an earlier vote.
Today's bill is just a small portion of a much bigger aid package that the senate had passed which.
House speaker John Boehner failed to act on before the new congress -- sworn -- yesterday.
That effectively killed the legislation.
Triggering harsh criticism from members of both parties.
In response speaker Boehner agreed to today's vote to be followed by another larger disaster funding bill later this month.
Doesn't look always live for us on Capitol Hill -- today -- bill has now -- so it passed the senate I should say what's in it exactly.
Yeah you're right -- pass the senate just a few moments ago by simple voice vote passed just as expeditiously in the house and earlier this -- this bill would provide nine point seven billion dollars for punish the flood insurance which has already been depleted.
And another much broader sandy bill still awaits congressional action on January 15.
-- would provide 51 billion dollars in aid.
Speaker Boehner though still continues to take a lot of heat for.
The withdrawing the bill in the last session of congress earlier this week.
An example of that take a listen to democratic congressman Jerrold Nadler speaking from the house for earlier this morning.
All of this was delayed by at least three weeks maybe longer on top of the fact that we got already.
Nine weeks after Katrina was ten -- nine weeks of lack of -- now another three -- four of five this is the most callous action I've ever seen.
The leadership of the south should be condemned for it.
But while losing a little bit of the PR war Boehner may have won a strategic victory here in breaking up that this sandy supplemental into two bills.
The one that we're considering -- on January 15.
Has 51 billion dollars in it and a lot of report of the -- is believed that it is chock full.
Pork listened to Republican congressman Darrell -- California.
We need to get -- worked out.
-- none of that pork we're talking about is in new York New Jersey or Connecticut.
In fact it's as far away as Alaska.
Indeed did that bill contains 150 billion dollars -- -- for fishery disasters.
In Alaska also in New England as far away as the Gulf of Mexico it also helps to fund that cleanup from tsunami did debris which is floated all the way across the Pacific coast and to the West Coast states so Robin's very very upset about the -- that does not pertain to super storm -- race.
But it -- -- not a lot of people in congress are really looking at the role the federal government of the federal bureaucracy plays and all of these.
That's not getting nearly as much attention -- take a look at it this picture -- -- show you right now this is a dated October 31.
It's a storm victim by the name of Donna van Zandt was photographed in the comforting embrace of President Obama who then promised her help from FEMA administrator.
Craig few -- standing by listen up.
I got my got a record occurred just -- -- -- it offered through the you know who threw.
Make -- -- you know.
Well at two months later we hear from Madonna Van -- that that help has not come nor has it come to literally thousands of other.
Interesting to note that in Hurricane Katrina.
The the impediments of the federal bureaucracy and President Bush's actions.
Came under tremendous -- -- he has to be much less so this time around Republicans are very much aware of that race.
That would go a -- for us on Capitol Hill Doug thank you.
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