Obama OKs $9.7B in relief
By The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, 7:16 p.m.
President Obama returned to Washington on Sunday and signed the legislation authorizing $9.7 billion to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Congress passed the measure on Friday while the president was vacationing with his family in Hawaii.
States hit hard by the October storm are seeking $60 billion in federal aid.
The $9.7 billion will replenish the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing the government to meet obligations to homeowners who paid for coverage.
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