After initial delay the House of Representatives voted in favor of a 9.7 billion dollar Sandy Flood Aid Bill, the first part of the 60 billion dollars in total Sandy Aid requested by the President and Senate.
Gov. Chris Christie says his praise of President Barack Obama's visit to the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy and his smackdown last week of House Speaker John Boehner for delaying a vote on a $60.4 billion storm-aid package are part of the job.
Late yesterday afternoon, members of the New Jersey and New York congressional delegation announced that Republican House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a vote on a $9 billion flood insurance bill tomorrow and vote on a $51 billion Sandy Relief package January 15th.
Mystery still surrounds why House Majority Leader John Boehner pulled the $60 billion dollar Sandy disaster relief package from consideration Monday but Congressman Jon Runyan (R) says Boehner told him he "deserves" the firestorm of anger