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Senate approves $60.4 billion Sandy relief bill

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The Senate tonight approved a $60.4 billion emergency spending aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy that had been backed by Senate Democrats.

Democrats had to turn back Republican efforts to cut programs such as $150 million in fisheries aid that Republican lawmakers said was unrelated to the storm that hammered the East Coast late in October. The measure cleared the Senate on a 62-32 vote, with 12 Republicans supporting the bill. Sen. Mark ...

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grovestand57
December 28, 2012
10:55 p.m.

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Why is the Federal government (tax payers) paying for home owners to repair or replace their homes? If you live in a flood zone, you should have flood insurance. Borrow more money from China and let our children, grand children, and great grand children pay for it. What a raw deal they are getting. Wake up tax payers.

dan
December 28, 2012
11:06 p.m.

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It's my understanding that a lot of these areas weren't in flood zones (places known for flooding), that this was a freak storm because of climate change and such. When all is said and done, the flood zone maps may have to be changed. Can anyone verify that?

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