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More Than Two Months Since Hurricane Sandy, Here's What It STILL Looks Like On Rockaway Beach

• Business Insider
The vote temporarily quells the bipartisan outrage over Republican House Speaker John Boehner's earlier decision to pull the plug on the bill. But lawmakers in New York and New Jersey are not fully placated, and are bracing themselves for a bigger battle over the remainder of the relief package that still awaits approval in Congress.

That's because the bill that passed the House of Representatives on Friday is only a small part of the $60 billion in disaster relief funds sought by the states affected by Hurricane Sandy. The bulk of that money will pay for more visible recovery efforts that will be felt broadly in devastated communities — road repairs, rebuilding public infrastructure, and providing disaster relief funding to families and businesses.