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Disaster relief passes House

Nov 18, 2011 1:16 am
Kyle Glazier in Capitol Confidential reports that the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a budget compromise bill including $338 million in agriculture disaster relief and $6 million for rural high-speed internet. Rep. Chris Gibson (R, Kinderhook), and other Hudson Valley representatives Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) voted for the bill, which passed 298-121. The Senate must now approve changes in conference. Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.