WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Victims of Superstorm Sandy will have to wait to hear the fate of a multi-billion dollar federal aid package.
A vote to provide aid to victims affected by the storm could come later this week during the 113th Congress, leaving lawmakers to start from scratch on a resolution to the standoff.
New York area-lawmakers in both parties are angry about the decision. They're saying the House Republican leadership has decided to let Congress adjourn without holding a vote on Superstorm Sandy aid.
Republican leaders say the deal on the fiscal cliff took so much time they couldn't talk about the Sandy bill.
The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure on Friday to help with the recovery from the storm. The storm destroyed parts of New York, New Jersey and nearby states.
The House Appropriations Committee has drafted a smaller, $27 billion measure, and a vote had been expected before Congress' term ends Thursday at noon.
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