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Indiana Delegation Split On Sandy Relief

Fourth district congressman Todd Rokita and third district’s Marlin Stutzman voted against the bill.

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The Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill was the first bill voted on by the 113th congress.

Indiana’s congressional delegation was split on its vote whether to extend nearly $10 billion in federal aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.

While five of Indiana’s Republicans joined the state’s two Democratic congressmen in support of the bill, fourth district congressman Todd Rokita and third district’s Marlin Stutzman voted against the bill.

The bill did pass, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency to borrow money to bolster the National Flood Insurance Program.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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