House will vote on Sandy aid Friday

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The Senate approved a plan last week to provide $60 billion in federal aid to the areas affected by the devastating storm and were hoping the House would act before the 112th Session of Congress ends at noon Thursday. But Boehner and Cantor surprised colleagues late Tuesday by dropping plans to vote on the aid package.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and other Republicans from the New York and from New Jersey slammed Republicans, and Boehner in particular, on the House floor and in a series of media appearances, threatening to tell GOP donors to withhold monetary support in future elections and to withhold votes for Boehner's reelection as speaker on Thursday.

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