Peter King

Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Though Voting on Sandy Relief is in Sight, NY Lawmakers Still Question What Happened

Congressman Jerrold Nadler

After voting to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, House of Representative lawmakers from New York expressed outrage that there was no move to vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief supplemental appropriations bill before Congress adjourns tomorrow. On Friday, the U.S Senate passed a Sandy disaster relief package, and many congressional representatives said the majority support was also there to pass a bill in the House. After much criticism and pressure today, one House member says there is now a vote scheduled, one for the end of the week.

Read more
New York News
5:00 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Rep. King says Boehner promises Sandy aid votes

Credit AP File Photo

Republican Rep. Peter King says the speaker will schedule a vote Friday for $9 billion in flood insurance and another on Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package. The votes will be taken by the new Congress that will be sworn in Thursday.

Read more