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Boehner agrees to Sandy aid vote on Friday

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  • Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, whose district includes Long Island, expresses his anger and disappointment Wednesday during a cable TV interview on Capitol Hill, after the House GOP leadership decided late New Year's Day to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

      Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, whose district includes Long Island, expresses his anger and disappointment Wednesday during a cable TV interview on Capitol Hill, after the House GOP leadership decided late New Year's Day to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
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Under intense pressure from angry republicans, house speaker john boehner agreed wednesday to a vote this week on aid for superstorm sandy recovery. the speaker will schedule a vote friday for $9 billion for the national flood insurance program and another on jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package, a lawmaker said.

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