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Lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a more than $50 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster-aid package, and a Congressman from the Hudson Valley is working to ensure that such aid packages are not so delayed in the future.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Newly elected freshman Rep. Sean Maloney, D-Cold Spring, received his second committee assignment and will serve on the House Agriculture Committee for the 113th Congress.
Maloney represents the cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon, along with several Dutchess County towns in the new 18th Congressional District.
If partisan gridlock was the defining characteristic of the 112th congress, one new congressman is hoping that will change in the 113th Congress that started Thursday. Democratic Representative Sean Patrick Maloney took the oath of office with his two daughters by his side and he says he’s hoping to build a record of results for them.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy. The vote came more than two months after the storm hit and days after Northeast Republicans erupted over House Speaker John Boehner's decision to delay an earlier vote.