January 2, 2013

After criticism, Boehner agrees to Sandy aid vote on Friday

The Republican leader's decision to cancel a vote Tuesday outraged lawmakers from New York, New Jersey and elsewhere, including many in his own party.

The Associated Press

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, joined by other New York area-lawmakers affected by Superstorm Sandy, express their anger and disappointment after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for the storm's victims, at the Capitol in Washington, early Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. From left are, King, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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