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U.S. House OKs Sandy flood aid, four NC Reps. reject relief measure

The U.S House overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion on Friday to cover flood insurance claims for home owners and  businesses ravaged last October by Superstorm Sandy [1].

The 354-67 vote came following blowback by Republican lawmakers in the Northeast this week, who sharply criticized [2] House Speaker Boehner’s decision not to vote on the package when Congress was working on a fiscal cliff compromise.

Three of North Carolina’s newest congressional representatives –  Reps. Richard Hudson, Mark Meadows, and George Holding – joined veteran Republican Virginia Foxx in voting against the federal aid.

Here’s how the rest of North Carolina’s House delegation voted [3]:

Rep. G.K. Butterfield – 1st DistrictSandyRelief_NC [4]
Rep. Renee Ellmers – 2nd District
Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District
Rep. David Price – 4th District
Rep. Howard Coble – 6th District
Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District
Rep. Robert Pittenger – 9th District
Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District
Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District

Rep. Virginia Foxx – 5th District
Rep. Richard Hudson – 8th District
Rep. Mark Meadows – 11th District
Rep. George Holding – 13th District