Congress approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

Congress passed a $9.7 billion bill today to help pay home and business owners impacted by Sandy. The plan will put the $9.7 billion into

The bill provides relief for homeowners and businesses who filed flood insurance claims.

The bill provides relief for homeowners and businesses who filed flood insurance claims. (1/4/13)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress passed a $9.7 billion bill today to help pay home and business owners impacted by Sandy.

The plan will put the $9.7 billion into the National Flood Insurance Program, which was due to run out of money next week.

Another vote on the remaining $51 billion in Sandy aid is expected on Jan. 15.

Earlier in the week, House Speaker John Boehner was widely criticized for canceling a vote on that measure.

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