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Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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$27 million granted to hire New York's unemployed for Sandy relief

There were protests to demand power be restored and for more help with the clean up. This situation to too big and too costly for private, profit-making companies to handle.

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Jobs legislation being considered in Congress

Responding to growing demands to address the unemployment crisis, Congressional Democrats have indicated legislation for a new jobs bill is currently under consideration, possibly by year's end.