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Jan 3, 2013 1:59 AM by Associated Press

Boehner agrees to Sandy aid vote on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - After facing a firestorm of criticism, House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a vote for Friday for a portion of disaster aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Friday's vote will be on $9 billion for the national flood insurance program.

A second vote will held Jan. 15 on the remaining $51 billion in the package. Boehner promised the votes after meeting Wednesday with angry Northeast lawmakers.

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