Local & Regional
Fri January 4, 2013
New Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Against Sandy Relief
The bill to provide nearly $9.7 billion in Sandy relief passes Congress by a landslide.
That’s despite Oklahoma’s two freshman congressmen, Jim Bridenstine and Markwayne Mullin, voting against it.
The bill passed by a vote of 354 – 67. The measure authorizes the National Flood Insurance Program to borrow the funds to meet the claims filed by victims of superstorm Sandy.