GOP offers short-term $24B Sandy relief package
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WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered a short-term $24 billion relief package for superstorm Sandy recovery as an alternative to the Democrats' $60.4 billion aid bill.
But majority Democrats said they plan to vote to reject the alternative aid package as soon as Thursday.
The GOP alternative strips out nearly $13 billion in mitigation for future storms, $15 billion in...