Senate approves $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy reconstruction bill
Posted : Friday, 28 December 2012 06:41PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Friday approved a $60.4 billion aid package to pay for reconstruction costs from Superstorm Sandy, after defeating Republican efforts to trim the bill's cost.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to quickly take up the bill.
Both chambers have to agreed on a package by Jan 2, when the current term of Congress is expected to end, or restart the process of crafting legislation in 2013.
(Reporting By Doug Palmer; editing by Todd Eastham)
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