Vote on Sandy relief aid to be held Friday

The 113th Congress will be sworn in today and by Friday they will be voting on the first of two Hurricane Sandy relief bills. The

The decision to vote now comes after a fire storm of criticism against House Speaker John Boehner.

The decision to vote now comes after a fire storm of criticism against House Speaker John Boehner. (1/3/13)

WASHINGTON - The 113th Congress will be sworn in today and by Friday they will be voting on the first of two Hurricane Sandy relief bills.

The decision to vote now comes after a firestorm of criticism against House Speaker John Boehner.

Seaford Congressman Peter King led the backlash when Boehner canceled the aid vote New Year's Day. King says Boehner's decision to cancel is history now.

King is now focused on the first vote that will decide whether to approve $9 billion for the national flood insurance program.

The remaining $51 billion in storm aid will be considered by the new Congress a week from Tuesday.  

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