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Congress approves additional Sandy aid
Congress approves additional Sandy aid

In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program. The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism from Republicans — notably New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who publicly complained that GOP leadership in the House of Representatives was dragging its feet on the aid package. The House approved the measure, 354-67. The Senate passed the legislation unanimously, without a roll call vote, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The flood program, created in 1968, is expected to run out of money in coming days,...

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