The bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Friday that would provide $60 billion to rebuild New Jersey, New York and Connecticut from the effects of Superstorm Sandy and $400 million in projects unrelated to Sandy has stalled in the House of Representatives, according to reports on Politico and NorthJersey.com.
The House has split the relief measure into two parts; a $27 billion first installment to fund immediate recovery needs over the next three months and a $33 billion amendment to that installment bill. The amendment would fund strip away the $400 million in non-Sandy pork.
House Speaker John Boehner pulled the measures from the voting schedule prior to the “fiscal cliff” vote last night. If the House does not act before noon on Thursday any federal help for Sandy recovery will have to be taken up by the new Congress.