Congress Lacks Courage To Vote Now On Entire Sandy Package

The House passed a smaller bill that provides $9 billion to the National Flood Insurance Program, but the rest, $51 billion, some of which funds controversial projects, won’t be voted on until January 15.

Sparking the ire of conservative House members, such as California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, was funding that was included in the Senate bill for non-Sandy related disaster relief, such as $150 million for ground fisherman in the Northeast.

“The requested funding would be used to provide both immediate economic relief to the region’s struggling groundfish industry, and to make targeted investments that will allow the fleet to survive and become more sustainable in the years ahead,” said Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins in a press release touting the funding.

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