Posted by | January 15, 2013 19:49 | Filed under: Top Stories

The vote was 241-180, and the Senate is expected to vote on it next Tuesday.

Northeast lawmakers from both parties have been pressing for the aid for more than two months.

The Oct. 29 storm is blamed for 140 deaths and pounded the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to Maine with hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were the hardest hit.

By: Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.