Senate Vote Finally Puts $60B Total Sandy Aid On Track

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 9:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday approved $50.5 billion in short- and medium-term funds to help the Northeast make repairs after Superstorm Sandy, capping a month-long legislative drama in Washington, D.C., over more than $60 billion in total aid.

The 62-36 Senate vote puts the money on track to be spent in states including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to shore up key infrastructure including tunnels and rail lines, pay flood insurance claims and help homeowners rebuild.

"Despite the difficult path in getting to this moment,...
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