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house Bill H.R. 152

$50 Billion in Hurricane Sandy Relief

Argument in favor

Provides both short-term and long-term relief for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Argument opposed

Too much of the funding goes to programs not directly related to hurricane relief.

bill Progress

  • EnactedJanuary 29th, 2013
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed January 28th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 62 Yea / 36 Nay
  • The house Passed January 16th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 241 Yea / 180 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 152?

Provides $17 billion in immediate support for the families and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The remaining $33 billion aids with the repair of roads and bridges (~$20 billion), the Department of Homeland Security's Disaster Relief Fund (~$6.5 billion) and funds for the Army Corps of Engineers (~$4 billion). The bill also prohibits the federal government from acquiring new lands with the fund. This bill was signed into law by President Obama in January 2013. 

Cost of House Bill H.R. 152



Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

Popular Title

Hurricane Sandy relief bill

Official Title

Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes.

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