House Republicans abruptly pulled the plug Tuesday night on their promise to take up this week an emergency supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
The decision is a stunning reversal since just hours before New Jersey lawmakers were preparing for floor debate Wednesday as outlined under a strategy promoted by no less than Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
"Let’s remember our social compact that government will be there when people are in need. House GOP leaders should allow #Sandy relief vote."
"Heading to House floor to discuss GOP leadership’s refusal to bring up Sandy relief vote."
The House is leaving without passing the federal relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy: President Obama at Red Cross
The President discusses relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. October 30, 2012.
Take care out there, everybody.