The latest news on Hurricane Sandy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Northeastern lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the House are facing roadblocks. Fiscal conservatives are seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts, and demanding funding cuts for projects they say are unrelated to the October storm.
Fight on Sandy funding bill highlights regional rather than partisan splits.
Those representing states affected by the storm were furious when the House put off a vote on a $60.4 billion aid package.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and New Jersey upset with his decision to cancel action on the bill.
The vote on Sandy relief package is postponed until the 113th Congress is sworn in.
In fiscal cliff talks, neither side is giving specifics about what programs they want to cut or scale back.
NEW YORK (AP) — Call the "12-12-12" benefit show "The Concert for New York City" 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Who, Eric Clapton and Bon Jovi.
NEW YORK (AP) — Music royalty from the Rolling Stones to Kanye West, including several artists with direct ties to the New York metropolitan area hit by Superstorm Sandy, is gathering at Madison Square Garden Wednesday for a benefit concert to help storm victims.
A majority of voters said the hurricane was unrelated to global warming.
Hurricane Sandy subtracted more than 80,000 jobs from last month's job total.