The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Jan. 4, 2012


•   8 Texas Republicans vote against Superstorm Sandy relief (Houston Chronicle): "Texas Republicans were divided over providing $9 billion in federal aid to the victims of Superstorm Sandy, with 8 of the state’s 24 GOP House members voting no. The emergency measure — pulled from consideration on New Year’s Night by House Speaker John Boehner, was approved on a bipartisan vote of 354 to 67. It took Congress more than two months to help the hard-hit states of New Jsersey, New York and Connecticut — far longer than it took lawmakers to respond to previous storms ...

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