WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Senate has approved, by a vote of 62 to 32, an amended version of H.R. 1, Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance. The Supplemental responds to Hurricane Sandy, as well as other natural disasters that have occurred over the past year. H.R. 1 now returns to the House for its consideration.
Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) issued the following statement upon final passage of the measure:
"Today the Senate came together to pass the Emergency Supplemental with a strong, bipartisan vote. We showed that in America, we truly believe we are all in this together - that when one community is hit by a disaster, all communities are hit. This bill meets compelling human needs created when Superstorm Sandy hit our shores. But it's already been two months and the clock is ticking. We've got businesses that need restarting and homes that need rebuilding. I call upon the House to take up and pass this measure before the 112th Congress adjourns."