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John Boehner bows after lawmakers' slam on Sandy aid

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vows to continue efforts to push the House to take the final votes needed to approve the federal disaster aid to Sandy victims. He spoke about 2 p.m. at a damaged home in Long Beach. Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (Jan. 2, 2012)

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King and other angry Republican lawmakers from New York and New Jersey attacked their own leadership Wednesday for refusing to vote on the $60 billion superstorm Sandy disaster relief package before House Speaker John Boehner promised to hold votes over the next two weeks.

Boehner (R-Ohio) told the New York and New Jersey lawmakers in a short afternoon meeting that...

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