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In a vote of 241-180, the House approved the $50.5 billion Sandy Disaster Aid package Tuesday evening.
The package was split into two main bills. The first, a $17 billion measure, passed overwhelmingly.
"I always knew that in my heart that we would come together to help our constituents," Queens Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) said.
After winning a commanding victory to succeed Ed Towns as representative of Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional District, Hakeem Jeffries was sworn into office as a member of the 113th Congress last week.
The borough’s congressional delegation added three new faces to its roster on Jan. 3 with the swearing in of Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Steve Israel (D-Long Island)