$60B Sandy aid package clears Senate

Politico: A $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid package cleared the Senate Friday evening after Democrats beat back a Republican alternative promising less than half the funding and focused more narrowly on the immediate needs over the next three months. “It would just stop dead in its tracks the recovery effort so desperately needed,” warned Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). “You cannot plan a recovery on a three-month basis. The bottom line is if you want to build a tunnel, you can’t say, ‘I’ll build......

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