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Congress will be voting on the Sandy disaster relief effort today. The vote will be in two parts:
Washington Post, January 15, 2013: House set to vote on Hurricane Sandy relief package
$17 billion to cover immediate relief needs, including $5.4 billion for FEMA in direct aid to individuals and local communities to rebuild.
A $33.6 billion amendment to provide additional money to cover a longer-term effort to rebuild.
The first part stands a very good chance of passage. The second is more dubious. Republican House members might block it unless it has offsets. Watch the late news.