Congress approves $9.7B in Sandy aid

The bill gives more borrowing authority to the National Flood Insurance Program to pay about 115,000 pending claims.

The bill gives more borrowing authority to the National Flood Insurance Program to pay about 115,000 pending claims. (1/4/13)

LONG BEACH - Congress today approved a $9.7 billion Sandy relief bill.

The bill will help pay flood insurance claims to homeowners, renters and businesses that suffered damage from the storm.

House Speaker John Boehner has promised a vote on a separate $51 billion aid bill in mid-January, but Long Beach residents say they're skeptical after the House canceled a similar vote last week.
 

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