Congress, in January 2013, quickly provided $9.7 billion in additional borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program. A second bill to provide relief to Sandy's victims was also passed that month, but not without dissent. The House vote was 241-180. In the Senate, the vote was 62-36 for passage. Only one Republican congressman and nine Republican Senators voted for the relief package. The Texas delegation, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, vehemently opposed the bill. Cruz justified his cold-hearted opposition with the charge that the $50 billion bill was mostly pork, a claim thoroughly refuted by the Congressional Research Services. Now, with Texas greatly in need of help, Cruz has changed his tune, pleading for quick action.